Last month, the SUNBURST attack on SolarWinds Orion, FireEye, and various government agencies shook cybersecurity. The unprecedented attack has remained in the news consistently, despite taking place a month ago. On January 5 of this year, US intelligence officially pointed the finger at Russia being the one behind the attack. How did we get here? […]

NIST Compliance: Is DNS a NIST Requirement?

Serena Raymond
October 27, 2020

NIST compliance is a serious concern for companies looking to obtain government contracts. DNS filtering is just one requirement for compliance.

“What is DNS security?” We answer that question here, tell you why you need to secure DNS, and give you examples of types of attacks.

Written by Peter Lowe in collaboration with Serena Raymond. Last month, our CTO Mike Schroll wrote an article comparing DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) and DNS-over-TLS (DoT). I won’t be rehashing that here. If you read that article, you’ll get the idea that at DNSFilter we generally prefer DoT. But I do want to clarify a few things […]

In 2020, we’ve seen how vital remote education is. DNSFilter is proud to partner with LanSchool to help protect students from online threats.

Our DNS network is more than a series of nodes distributing our service. It’s a complex anycast network built to maintain uptime.

When it comes to DNS encryption, there’s a lot of discussion around DNS-over-HTTPS because it’s what Google uses. But DNS-over-TLS is better in a lot of ways.

What is Content Filtering?

Serena Raymond
June 29, 2020

What is content filtering? It’s all about filtering websites based on categories, and that includes malicious ones!

Recently, Tom Lawrence of Lawrence Systems released a video comparing DNSFilter and three other services. We commend his efforts, but have a few notes.

Remote worker management is likely new to you. And it’s not just the difficulty of having your team suddenly miles apart that you need to contend with. You also suddenly need to employ tools that are more conducive to work-from-home environments. Though the transition to a work-from-home workspace wasn’t easy, you might be seeing a […]