A Complete

DNS Comparison

Choosing the right DNS security for your organization is an important step in protecting your employees. So how do you know which solution is right for you?

Here we compare DNSFilter to other DNS providers on the market.

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DNSFilter Vs. The Competition

Hear from customers who ditched their old provider for a better content filter

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"We've been incredibly happy with DNSFilter!"

At our school, we switched from Cisco Umbrella to DNSFilter just before the 2019-20 school year and couldn't be happier. The initial setup only took 30 minutes or so, and that included creating a custom block page with our logo. Filtering is set by categories, blacklists, and whitelists. In addition, there are options to block threats like cryptomining, malware, phishing, proxies, and others. You can also create different policies based on the source IP address. So, we could have the faculty and staff VLAN have one policy while the student VLANs have different policies. The pricing is also great in comparison to Cisco Umbrella.

"Quality Meets Cost Effectiveness"

I absolutely love DNSFilter. Their price points are spot on, their customizations are excellent, and the analysis and data viewing is phenomenal. I find DNSFilter to be my go-to choice when recommending it to others. Domain lookup, category blocking, category insights, query log, user security, it is all spot on and great for a business of any size. I find it a lot easier to use than Cisco Meraki, especially if you're not running any Meraki hardware.

"Modern, Clean, Straight-Forward"

The layout of DNSFilter is Modern and very easy to use. Implementation of DNSFilter is extremely easy to do and you can have it up and running with 10-15 minutes of time invested. As an MSP, we used WebTitan previously and made the switch after looking for a more complete dashboard experience. DNSFilter provided exactly what we were looking for.

We have quickly grown to be the leader in DNS security

Faster response time

We operate the largest amount of datacenter locations in the industry so you get a lightning fast connection, no matter where you are. Need proof? We publish our network stats in real-time at DNSPerf.com.

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Ready to resell

We provide a multi-tenant dashboard and full-service whitelabeling—something Cisco Umbrella, Webroot, WebTitan, and Cloudflare can’t offer. We also share whitelabeled materials for our MSP partners to help them succeed.

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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 just under 5 minutes

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Ongoing optimizations

DNSFilter’s user interface provides the simplest user experience out there. From an at-a-glance dashboard to our query log, you’ll easily find what you’re looking for. No deep dives required.

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DNSFilter vs Cisco Umbrella

DNSFilter Vs. Cisco Umbrella

DNSFilter started after OpenDNS was purchased by Cisco and became Cisco Umbrella. From the beginning, we've sought to compete with Cisco Umbrella on speed, price, and feature set.

A lot of customers find us because they're fed up with Cisco and want a solution that just works, without regular maintenance. DNSFilter is easier to maintain, and we have support you can actually get in touch with. Not to mention, our policy changes take effect instantly and we offer Roaming Clients for Android devices—things that Cisco doesn't do.

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DNSFilter Vs. Cloudflare

Who's faster? DNSFilter or Cloudflare? DNSFilter is the fastest DNS resolver in North America.

Cloudflare does not offer a complete DNS protection solution. As a newer tool in the Cloudflare product suite, it's missing key features like Roaming Clients, per-user reporting, real-time categorization, query logs, and whitelabeling. At DNSFilter, we think these features are mandatory. That's why we offer them.

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DNSFilter Vs. WebTitan

When you're looking for DNS security, you expect an easy-to-navigate UI backed by a reliable network that won't go down. If you're comparing DNSFilter and WebTitan, only one solution gives you the protection and dependability you need. DNSFilter adds features more frequently, has full whitelabeling, an Active Directory integration, and much more.

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DNSFilter Vs. Webroot

Do you want content filtering or antivirus? At DNSFilter, we focus on DNS protection. Yes, Webroot has a DNS security solution, but it’s not a robust solution. If you want to get just content filtering, you still need to opt into Webroot’s entire product suite. DNSFilter also offers more ways to deploy, giving you the flexibility you need.

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