SafeDNS Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

SafeDNS

Cloud-based web filtering and internet security software

4.7/5 (33 reviews)

SafeDNS Pricing

Starting from: $80.00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

SafeDNS offers a 15-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 4 industry-specific pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality are outlined below -
Safe@Office5: $80/year for up to 5 users
Safe@Office10: $150/year for up to 10 users
Safe@Office25: $350/year for up to 25 users
Safe@Office50: $600/year for up to 50 users
Safe@Office75: $785/year for up to 75 users
Safe@Office100: $970/year for up to 100 users
Safe@Education: $300/year for up to 200 users
Safe@Nonprofit: $150/year for up to 200 users

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SafeDNS Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • We have been using this software for years and are very happy with the results. School and Parents are grateful for the safety this software brings to us.Ruth P.Read the full review
  • The product is easy to use. It is installed on public computers and is very successful in keeping the children at the library safe while using a computer.Mary Jo P.Read the full review
  • Im happy with it, the more I know how it works the better use I can get from it.Jorge A.Read the full review

Cons

  • End user does not know what is wrong or if something is being blocked; and yes, there is a blocked page warning configured.SHERMAN L.Read the full review
  • Generally, we use this to prevent accidents. An accident might be someone opening a site that is inappropriate for the workplace, and expose the client to workplace harassment claims.David S.Read the full review
  • Even the scanners have limited access to the wan, our personnel found a way to navigate to not work-related webpages.Leonides C.Read the full review
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7 reviewers had the following to say about SafeDNS's pricing:

Greg A.

Affordable and Effective

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it does what we want it to do for an affordable price.

Pros
This was easy to integrate with the wifi network at our church, where we have a free wifi network connection. We wanted the ability to filter internet access through all of our subnets, and SafeDNS made that easy and affordable.

Cons
We'd like to be able to set different filtering options for different subnets, and have not found that to be a simple process.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Leonides C.

Exactly what you need for the most inexpensive price.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-20
Review Source: Capterra

We have several scanners that need to work with our network, and they must have access to the Internet. Even the scanners have limited access to the wan, our personnel found a way to navigate to not work-related webpages. SafeDNS it's a great tool to have restrictive control on this matter. At the same time, it is a great way to get control of the webpages the administrative personnel has access to, all this, without using an expensive proxy. And the most important thing for us. SafeDNS allow us to accomplish specific requirements from the CTPAT program (U.S. Customs and Border Protection rules).

Pros
SafeDNS has an easy way to administrate all the rules on our network. I like the way that has the filters for a safe google search. The pre-rules are extensive but flexible at the same time if you want a restrictive network without sacrifice speed and functionality. All these advantages for a great value price.

Cons
I would like to have more number of domain registers on the white/black option lists. I think 40 entries it's not enough.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Matt J.

BEST FIT FOR US

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

I would highly recommend cost vs value use of this product to anyone! They balance features and costs for their customers.

Pros
We reviewed multiple platforms for our needs and found that the ease of implementation across our network was the major reason for choosing this product. They worked with us to ensure we captured all of our traffic.

Cons
The features and reporting are basic but it meets our needs.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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John B.

Affordable, Cloud-Based Web Filtering

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I've been using SafeDNS on the school network I manage for a number of years. Here's the pros: 1. The cost, especially for educational institutions, is very affordable. 2. Implementation is simple if you're well versed in router configuration. 3. The interface is simple. Preset categories seem to be fairly effective. 4. Forced Safe Search for search engines and Forced Restricted Mode for YouTube is a great feature for implementing in a school. 5. Changes in configuration can be made from any web browser at any time, so management is remote.

Cons
1. At the present time, the SafeDNS agent, which automatically sends your IP information to SafeDNS, is available for Windows only. macOS users are out of luck. For my application, this isn't a huge deal because I have the network set up on a static IP, but for those with a dynamic IP address, the only way to keep the filtering working 100% is to use the agent app.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anthony v.

Great way to improve the internet safety at home.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-17
Review Source: Capterra

I have been very happy with SafeDNS. It has significantly improved the network safety and it requires relatively little maintenance. I don't need to require access to every device. In addition it is very easy to manage when needed.

Pros
I needed a simple and affective way to manage our home network and filter out the trash from all the good that is on the internet. I work in the IT industry and so I explored a number of options including locally installed software like Qustodio, NetNanny and many others. The issue with all of the locally installed software was the constant maintenance and performance issues. They were also too intrusive. I knew about DNS options and tried OpenDNS. This worked but it had poor management options and no ability to schedule. The ability to schedule was a huge issue for me. With SafeDNS I can schedule between School/Work vs Free time automatically. I setup SafeDNS on the router so the entire house is covered automatically. All mobile and physically connected devices. They have an app you can install but I don't use that. I use SafeDNS on a router with DD-WRT installed. You need to ensure that you have the router block or redirect port 53 requests to ensure that network clients don't bypass the SafeDNS server entries. SafeDNS is not a perfect solution but it has made our network much safer without compromising or slowing down the workstations. I initially used their web categories which were pretty good. SafeDNS staff were very responsive whenever I asked for corrections to the categories. At the moment I am exploring the use of a WhiteList only. This has been very affective in really focusing our internet usage.

Cons
DNS blocking is not fool proof. At the same time it is relatively easy and economical to implement and the problem cases can be dealt with on an individual basis. Some users have figured out that they can use TOR to get around DNS blocking, I am currently exploring router updates to prevent that. Use of a VPN will also bypass overly permissive DNS blocking. That is one reason why I switched to using a whitelist. A thought for SafeDNS. Consider allowing categories to be used as a whitelist instead of a blacklist. e.g. Rather then allowing everything except that which is blocked... Instead, block everything (including the unknown/uncategorized) except those categories that are known to be good.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ryan H.

Great and Affordable Product

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-08-24
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been great. Easy and simple integration and configuration.

Pros
This product gives multiple options to safeguard our network. It is easy to use that where I am able to train another individual to change a configurations. My environment doesn't need crazy configurations or AD integrations. It is a great product for exactly what we need. It is also affordable for small organizations with small budgets as well.

Cons
I have not found any negatives for my environment.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Brett P.

SafeDNS- Low Maintenance Web Filter

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using SafeDns for several years. We are a school and we do not have personnel that can dedicate to Web Filtering management, hardware & software installation and maintenance. We also cannot afford to spend much. But, of course, we need the webfilter protection with hundreds of students. With SafeDns, you set it and forget it. Check once and a while to make sure it is securing your network. Very easy to use. Easy Web Based product with easy to use management. No heavy lifting from the user perspective, but delivers a solid protection.

Pros
Very easy to setup. No additional servers, software. Short learning curve. Effective delivery of Web Filter Security. Very easy to Maintain.

Cons
A few years ago, products like this were free. Now the annual fee goes up every year.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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