DNSFilter® vs Cisco Security Manager (End of Life)

What to do now that Cisco Security Manager is end of life?

DNSFilter® was founded as a marketplace alternative to Cisco Umbrella® (Used by Cisco Security Manager) (read our origin story).

We have quickly grown to be an industry leader in DNS-based content and security filtering. Below is a head-to-head comparison with Cisco Security Manager:



Larger Network

DNSFilter operates the largest amount of datacenter locations in the industry. This means you get a lightning fast connection to our servers, even while your users are roaming.

Our network has the fastest response time of any DNS provider in North America (including Google, Cloudflare, and Umbrella). Don’t just take our word for it. We publish our network stats in real-time at DNSperf.com


Faster Response Time

We operate the largest amount of datacenter locations in the industry. This means you get a lightning fast connection to our servers, no matter where you are.

Our network has the fastest response time of any DNS provider in North America (including Google, Cloudflare, and Umbrella). Don’t just take our word for it. We publish our network stats in real-time at DNSperf.com


Stellar
Support

DNSFilter places a lot of focus on providing you with support that is friendly, knowledgeable, and accessible. Our onboarding experience can get you started filtering in about 5 minutes.

Feature Comparison

DNSFilterCisco Security Manager
Stable & Global Network
Real-time Domain Categorization
Multi-tenant
Desktop Roaming ClientsWindows & MacWindows & Mac
Mobile Roaming ClientsAndroid & iOSiOS
LAN Proxy / Virtual Appliance
AD-user Filtering(planned)
Imagery-based Anti-phishing
Customized Block Pages
Bypass Passwords
Activity Reports

Annual Price Comparison

10 Users50 Users100 Users
Cisco$380$1900$3800
DNSFilter$120$600$1200
Savings$260$1300$2600

Customers who switch from Cisco Security Manager to DNSFilter save an average of 68%. Start a 14-day free trial to see how we compare.


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