DNSFilter

RATING:

4.7

(84)

About DNSFilter

DNSFilter is a cloud-based cybersecurity software that helps businesses leverage AI technology and DNS protection to streamline threat detection and content filtering processes. Professionals can classify unknown websites into multiple categories and block malicious web content to prevent malware or ransomware activities. Roaming Client - Prevent access to unwanted and malicious content on all devices, on and off your network. Get credit for switching from Cisco Umbrella Roaming Client. DNS Filtering - Block threats at the DNS level and make internet browsing safer and faster. Content Filtering - Customize the content you'd like to block and allow with our machine-learning content filtering capabilities. Fast & Easy Implementation - 53% of DNSFilter customers get u...

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2022
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DNSFilter Pricing

DNSFilter is offered across four pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available. Standard: Basic: $0.90 per month per user paid annually or $1 paid monthly Pro: $1.80 per month per user paid annually or $2 paid monthly Enterprise: $2.70 per month per user, paid annually or $3 paid monthly Guest Wifi: $4 per AP paid annually or $5 paid monthly Education: $2 per user per year MSP/Partner: Contact DNSFilter for pricing details.

Starting price: 

$1.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

DNSFilter dashboard
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DNSFilter Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for DNSFilter

1 - 5 of 84 Reviews

Matt

Information Technology and Services, 11 - 50 employees

Used less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed September 2021

Finally, DNS Filtering that makes sense

Nathan

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2018

We have been with DNSFilter for quite some time, and WE LOVE THEM!

Secure data, employee productivity

PROS

Great functionality, easy to use, easy to configure and manage. This software helps keep our systems safe and has increased employee productivity.

CONS

I honestly have no cons. We have been very pleased with every facet of DNSFilter. Any cons I ever have, the very quickly make an update that fixes them before I can even complain.

Fabian

Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed May 2021

Good value

So far, so good. We have tested several alternatives (Umbrella, TitanHQ, Qustodio), and DNSFilter is the best overall.

PROS

Easy to deploy to our 600+ iPads. Great integration at JAMF School. The management console is full of useful features.

CONS

Query log should be longer than 24 hours. Also query log search is a bit slow.

Reason for choosing DNSFilter

As easy to deploy and powerful as Umbrella, but it has several times lower cost. Full of features not available at both Qustodio (lack of useful console, force full VPN traffic) and TitanHQ (individual identification).

Dirk

Hospital & Health Care, 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed February 2022

Very promising but does not deliver…

PROS

Deployement is easy to start, Dashboard looks good.

CONS

fine tuning is difficult and lacking in several domains. The usefull extras are expensive. Customer support is not responsive at all. Be careful with sharing your credit card data during the trial period. They charge you immediately and if you cancel you lose access to the service (even when charged).

Don

Religious Institutions, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2018

DNSFilter is the best value for money in content filtering we've found.

Great feature set, solid performance, easy admin control, fair pricing. Gives us a way to do advance content filtering at a very affordable price.

PROS

OpenDNS went from free to unaffordable under Cisco. DYN got bought by Oracle, which then shuttered DYN's Internet Guardian. It was almost as if the market was conspiring to take away all affordable options. We were thrilled when we found DNSFilter (to their credit, the DYN people referred us!) DNSFilter gave us sound filtering at a very affordable price. We've got options to whitelist and blacklist , to create a bypass password, to customize the appearance of block screens and even allow users to submit possible false positives for follow up. DNSFilter offers a range of reports on usage and blocks on a level you'd expect to see only in higher priced alternatives. Their "per DNS request" pricing scheme is an innovative approach that's fair and reasonable and puts advanced web filtering out there for organizations which otherwise could never afford the features and functionality. After the initial configuration, it's more or less "set it and forget it" if you choose to take that approach, but even if not, normal admin work takes little time.

CONS

Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with new features. The company does send email announcements out, but I'll have the experience of logging in, seeing something new and wondering how long it's been there. That's about the worst thing I can think of to say about our relationship with DNSFilter. They deliver what they promise, and they continue to innovate and improve their product.