Cisco Umbrella or DNSFilter?

After reading our origin story, you’ll learn that DNSFilter was founded as a direct competitor to Cisco Umbrella. 

We have quickly grown to be the leader in DNS security. 

Ready to Resell

Cisco allows for multi-tenant capability, but does not whitelabel the product for MSPs. DNSFilter allows MSPs to brand and resell our platform as part of the package you offer to clients. Our dashboard, roaming applications, and transactional
email will appear to come directly from you to your customers.

We also distribute our marketing materials in whitelabelled versions, so that you can easily use them to close more sales.

dns network speed results

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

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

Feature DNSFilter Cisco Umbrella
Stable & Global Network
LAN Proxy/Virtual Appliance
Desktop Roaming Clients
Mobile Roaming Clients
Android & iOS
Roaming client hostname sync
Imagery-based Anti-phishing
Whitelabeled for Resale
AI-based domain categorization
Advanced Analytics

Annual Price Comparison

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Cisco Umbrella
Total Savings

Customers who switch from Umbrella to DNSFilter save an average of 68%.