How secure is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)? This method of encrypting online communication only protects you from certain cyber threats. An SSL certificate does not equal safety.

What is Domain Greylisting?

Serena Raymond
June 16, 2020

Domain greylisting temporarily blocks users from visiting suspicious websites. This method of spam filtering protects you from phishing attacks and malware.


Cyber attacks threaten companies with persistence and regularity, making cybersecurity budgets a business necessity. We walk you through cybersecurity budgeting basics for SMBs.

Introducing Active Directory (and more!)

Serena Raymond
June 4, 2020

DNSFilter officially has Active Directory integration. Learn more about this new feature on our blog. Links to relevant documentation included.


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


Like us, you’ve probably had the week of June 8 blocked off on your calendar for a very important reason: It’s DattoCon week! Right now, DattoCon is postponed until a currently unknown time. But we were too excited about DattoCon and the opportunity to connect with MSPs and other vendors to not do something. And […]

Security You’ve likely heard of ransomware. It’s one of the major cybersecurity threats out there. Unfortunately, it’s a growing threat as government agencies, hospitals, and police departments become more vulnerable to these types of attacks. And that’s one reason ransomware-as-a-service (or RaaS) is a growing trend. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a very specific type of…

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 […]

Artificial Intelligence

This is part 2 in our mini-series all about our AI-driven domain categorization technology, Webshrinker. Read part 1 for more on how Webshrinker began and what the future has in-store. In this post, we go in-depth into how Webshrinker’s website categorization works. How Webshrinker works At a high level: Webshrinker will navigate to the requested […]

Artificial Intelligence

In 2018, DNSFilter acquired the company Webshrinker, a company that utilizes machine  learning technology to provide website screenshot and domain intelligence API services. We wanted to highlight the journey of how Webshrinker began and how far the technology has come. How Webshrinker got started Adam Spotton, now Head of Data Science at DNSFilter, started Webshrinker […]