The DNSFilter Newsroom

We are an AI-driven startup that provides enterprise-grade DNS protection and content filtering for businesses. Our journey started in 2015 with the goal of making our product the best possible DNS security solution. Our newsroom has the latest press releases, articles, and all of the most recent happenings at DNSFilter.

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Recent News From DNSFilter

DNS Under Siege, So What?

July 12, 2022

DNS is a big topic, and you may be asking yourself why. Listen to Ken Carnesi from DNSFilter talk about the challenges and the future of DNS

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DNSSEC: The Revolution Needed to Fix Our Domain Name System

July 7, 2022

The technology exists to secure the DNS layer of the internet, but the lack of public knowledge about this issue and the requirements to secure DNS prevents the industry from maintaining a safer internet.

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5 Top Trends in AI Robotics in 2022

June 25, 2022

Robotics has made massive advances in recent years. Fields such as Robotics Process Automation (RPA) are being deployed in more and more businesses.

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Why Robust Domain Security is Vital for Defending Against Attacks

June 21, 2022

Cryptocurrency is playing a major role in the threat landscape of 2022 and will likely have an even bigger part to play by early next year-- with ransomware payments made via cryptocurrency, phishing attacks targeting exchanges, and cryptojacking incidents rising. Crypto-related threats are not going away, and organizations need to implement a robust domain security posture in order to mitigate these risks.

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DNSFilter LifeSaver Program for MSPs Impacted by Cisco Ending OpenDNS

June 6, 2022

Program provides AI-powered DNS security to MSPs in need

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Accelerates Holistic Threat Detection and Response

June 6, 2022

New feature allows customers to automate export of DNS query log data to leading SIEM and security monitoring solutions for rapid analysis and action with multiple data sources.

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Appoints Colin Britton as COO & Dave Raphael as CPO

May 24, 2022

AI-Powered DNS Security Provider Announces Executive Appointments Amidst Company Growth

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2022 Tech Titans

May 18, 2022

The 225 most innovative and important people in DC’s tech scene right now. Entrepreneurs, government officials, cybersecurity experts, venture capitalists, and others to know.

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Ultimate Flexibility: 9 Companies With 4-Day Workweeks

May 18, 2022

A show into how a three-day weekend can be the new normal and what companies are already starting to do so.

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Top 10 Companies Using AI to Look Out for in 2022

April 26, 2022

AI is growing in use, and many companies are beginning to assess how they can incorporate its technology into their business operations. Here are the top companies who are using AI in 2022.

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What Is a Command and Control Cyberattack?

April 20, 2022

Command and control (C2) attacks can quickly take over entire networks and give hackers access to a botnet army. Here's how it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Every U.S. Company With a 4-Day Workweek—Full List

April 20, 2022

Here's a list of all the companies in the U.S. with a 4-Day Workweek! Including, DNSFilter!

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5 Top Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Trends

April 11, 2022

Datamation goes over five of the top trends in the IPS market and Adam Spotton, Head of Data Science, is featured for incorporation of AI.

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12 Remote and Flexible Companies With a 4-Day Workweek

March 23, 2022

These 12 companies let you work remote and have 4-day work weeks! Time to stray away from 40 hour work weeks and find companies that have a better work-life balance in place.

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12 Companies That Only Require You To Work 4 Days A Week

March 11, 2022

Here are some remote companies that have 4-day work weeks!

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Tech vendor coalition formed to provide support to Ukraine

March 9, 2022

Silicon Angle talks about our Ukraine Strong Tech Coalition that is inviting technology vendors to provide public support to Ukraine.

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How security vendors are aiding Ukraine

March 7, 2022

These cybersecurity companies are providing help and support to those impacted by cyber incidents relating to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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New offering from DNSFilter targets shadow IT risks

February 22, 2022

DNS security firm's AppAware identifies risky apps and helps to subdue them.

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Easy Network and Online Threats Protection with DNSFilter

February 21, 2022

Our COO, Jen Ayers discusses about threat detection, content filtering and how crucial it is to always enforce basic security principles with Privacy Hub.

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DNSFilter Unveils AppAware For One-Click App Blocking

February 17, 2022

DNSFilter today announced the release of AppAware, a next-generation application-blocking tool that enables organizations to seamlessly block common security threats.

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AI companies are expanding their technological reach

February 16, 2022

These companies are taking an innovative approach to machine learning and AI; their forward-thinking approach has resulted in unique ways to utilize artificial intelligence.

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Featured in Built In "31 companies merging AI & cybersecurity"

February 2, 2022

Built In has put together a list of 31 companies who are merging AI and cybersecurity to keep organization's protected and DNSFilter made the top of the list!

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After the Shift to Remote Work, New Hope for 4-Day Workweek

January 26, 2022

The five-day, 40-hour workweek has been the standard for more than 100 years. But the shifts brought about since 2020 by the pandemic are prompting new talk that a four-day workweek makes more sense.

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5 Top Trends in Cybersecurity Jobs for 2022

January 18, 2022

Datamation interviewed experts in cybersecurity jobs about what trends would we see in 2022, including DNSFilter's Laura Durfee, Director of Talent Acquisition.

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Key Components that are Successful for Remote Work

January 7, 2022

Laura Durfee is the Talent Acquisition Director here at DNSFilter and makes sure we hire the best of the best. She also makes sure that our global remote team find ways to connect and that everyone is invited to the table.

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Recognized as One of Top 100 Remote Companies to Work For in 2022

January 5, 2022

A great way to start 2022 is by being recognized as one of the top 100 remote companies to work for in the country by Built In! Our benefits highlighted included our 4 day rotating work week, great health benefits, and work-life balance standards. This is just the beginning for us!

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‘Tis The Season to Be Scamming: DNSFilter Predicts Online Scams

December 1, 2021

Malicious sites using Amazon’s name have skyrocketed since early November. Data collected by DNSFilter shows the average DNS query to malicious Amazon sites increased more than 111x in November compared to the previous months, just in time for the holiday season.

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ArmourZero's Launch Revolutionize Cybersecurity Landscape

November 24, 2021

With an increasingly digitalised world and proportionally increasing cyber threats, cybersecurity protection is becoming critical as businesses and corporations integrate digital processes into their workflow.

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Findings From DNSFilter’s 2021 Domain Threat Report

November 2, 2021

Read more findings from the DNSFilter's 2021 Domain Threat Report

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DNSFilter Wins 2021 CyberSecurity & GetApp Award

October 5, 2021

DNSFilter was announced Web Filtering and Control Solution of the Year by CyberSecurity Breakthrough and Category Leader for Cybersecurity software by GetApp.

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The State of Cloud Security — Insights From Jen Ayers

September 27, 2021

OpsCompass CTO and co-founder, John Grange, sits down with DNSFilter COO Jen Ayers to discuss the current state of cloud security.

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DNSFilter Reveals MSP Partners of the Quarter for Q3, 2021

September 22, 2021

Providing professional IT solutions and world-class engineering services, IP Pathways announced MSP Summit Partner of Q3. Also for their commitment to cybersecurity, 210IT, Fifth Gear Technologies and Sidium Solutions announced MSP Platinum Partners.

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DNS Layer Security Can Give 33% Boost in Cybersecurity Protection

September 1, 2021

“Sophisticated attacks have been increasing year over year. This has been reported many times, and the “why” hasn’t ever changed."

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DNSFilter Supports Quad9 in Sony Music Injunction Case

July 27, 2021

Sony Music issued an injunction against the privacy-centric nonprofit Quad9, an injunction that Quad9 is objecting to. DNSFilter supports Quad9 as they fight this injunction against the music conglomerate.

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Raises $30M in Funding to Fight DNS-based Security Threats

July 21, 2021

DNSFilter announced today that it has closed a $30M Series A investment round led by global venture capital firm, Insight Partners. This Series A round at a $180M valuation brings DNSFilter’s total equity funding to date to $33.5M.

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Best URL filtering software of 2021: DNSFilter

July 6, 2021

TechRadar named DNSFilter the No. 1 URL filtering software of 2021. Web filtering software makes it easy to manage website access across your business network.

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DNSFilter Announces Summit & Platinum MSP Partners For Q2

June 29, 2021

Six global MSPs are highlighted for their commitment to security via DNS in Q2 2021, with California-based MSP, Archway Computers named Summit Partner.

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DNSFilter Named G2 Leader in DNS Security Category

June 24, 2021

Customers love DNSFilter. In the last two years, we’ve been awarded new G2 badges every quarter as more users take advantage of our DNS threat protection.

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Wisdom From The Women Leading The Cybersecurity Industry

June 8, 2021

For their series series called “Wisdom From The Women Leading The Cybersecurity Industry”, Authority Magazine interviewed our COO Jen Ayers.

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DNSFilter Named Top MSP Tools of 2021 by NovaBACKUP

May 13, 2021

NovaBACKUP put together a list of the top 10 MSP tools of 2021, and DNSFilter made the list along with Huntress, ID Agent, Hudu, and others!

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Support Builds For The New European Resolver Policy

May 13, 2021

A number of leading organisations have confirmed their support for the recently announced European Resolver Policy, including DNSFilter.

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Sneak Preview: DNSFilter and N-able Integration

April 29, 2021

Phishing sites become more believable every day, even to the experts. DNSFilter and N-able announce their partnership to protect against malicious sites.

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N-able (Formerly SolarWinds MSP) Announces Partnership With DNSFilter

April 18, 2021

The number of phishing attempts continues to rise, with more than 2 million new phishing websites reported in 2020. The new embedded capabilities from DNSFilter will help give N-able partners robust protection against these types of threats, including phishing, ransomware, and zero day social engineering attacks.

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DNSFilter partners with Scamadviser

April 15, 2021

Both DNSFilter and Scamadviser share a deep commitment to protecting users from scams and malicious websites and are excited to partner to protect users.

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DNSFilter Unveils New Reporting Suite

April 13, 2021

AI-based web security company DNSFilter announces Insights Reporting: intuitive DNS reporting for powerful network insights. After doubling company size in 2020, DNSFilter has taken customer feedback and turned it into action with Insights Reporting - a new and improved dashboard for real-time monitoring and investigation.

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Ken Carnesi: 5 Things You Need To Know To Create a Successful App

January 13, 2021

Tyler Gallagher interviews CEO and co-founder of DNSFilter for his series about the “5 Things You Need To Know To Create a Successful App or SaaS”.

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DNSFilter Celebrates Major Growth After 5 Years

January 12, 2021

DNSFilter, a leading AI-driven startup providing DNS protection to enterprises, is walking into 2021 ready to take on cybersecurity challenges impacting businesses. Reflecting on 2020, DNSFilter celebrated several wins and company expansions despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lenovo’s LanSchool Partners with DNSFilter

August 4, 2020

LanSchool is announcing a partnership with DNSFilter to keep schools and students safer from harmful online content and cyber threats, whether learning happens in the classroom or remotely.

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DC Startup Casts an AI Net to Stop Phishing and Malware

October 29, 2019

How DNSFilter is using NVIDIA GPUs to rapidly train its AI. This can make web surfing safer by identifying threats and objectionable content much faster than traditional offerings.

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