Do you want content filtering or antivirus? At DNSFilter, we focus on content filtering. While Webroot has a content filtering solution, it’s not as robust as solutions that were built exclusively for DNS protection. And if you want to get just content filtering, you still need to opt into Webroot’s entire product suite.
We don’t want to box you in—we just want to give you the best DNS protection on the market.
While Webroot has a lot of the same functionality as DNSFilter, it’s not nearly as fast at implementing changes. We’re one of the fastest DNS resolvers on the market (check out our stats at DNSPerf.com), meaning we won’t slow down your network. But we also know that the changes you need to make to your policies and block lists should be instant. You can’t wait around for a change to happen. And in some cases, Webroot customers have waited as long as 72 hours, with 30 minutes being the average.
“...it takes a good 72 hours to pick up changes after they are made.” - Webroot customer
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.
We switched from Cisco Umbrella to DNSFilter about 3 years ago, primarily to save some money. We couldn't be happier with the switch. The speed is incredible, the interface is easy to use, it offers useful reporting and tools, and policy changes are implemented immediately instead of having to wait 15 minutes like with Umbrella.
OpenDNS went from free to unaffordable under Cisco. DYN got bought by Oracle, which then shuttered DYN's Internet Guardian. It was almost as if the market was conspiring to take away all affordable options. We were thrilled when we found DNSFilter (to their credit, the DYN people referred us!) DNSFilter gave us sound filtering at a very affordable price.
DNSFilter is fast, no matter which way you slice it. A lot of that has to do with our global anycast network. We’ve never had a global outage, and it’s why over 14,000 brands trust us with their DNS queries.
We provide a multi-tenant dashboard and full-service whitelabeling—something Webroot doesn’t offer. We also share whitelabeled materials for our MSP partners to help them succeed.
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.
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.