DNS Filtering

With DigitalStakeout DNS filtering, you can stay safe from the latest threats and take a proactive approach to your online security. Don't let cybercriminals win - start using a protective DNS service with DNS filtering today and take the first step towards a safer and more secure online experience.

What is DNS Filtering?

DNS filtering is a critical component of online security, providing a means of identifying and blocking access to malicious or unwanted websites. A protective DNS service that utilizes DNS filtering can provide an additional layer of security for individuals and organizations, helping to keep them safe from a wide range of online threats.

How Does DNS Filtering Work?

DNS, or Domain Name System, is the system that translates human-readable website addresses (like "google.com") into the numerical IP addresses that are used by computers to communicate on the internet. DNS filtering works by examining the DNS requests made by users and blocking access to known malicious or unwanted websites.

The Benefites DNS Filtering with Protective DNS

  • Proactive protection: DNS filtering allows a protective DNS service to block access to known malicious or unwanted websites before users can even attempt to visit them. This proactive approach helps to keep users safe from the latest threats, even if their traditional antivirus software is not yet aware of them.
  • Reduced exposure: By blocking access to known malicious or unwanted websites, DNS filtering helps to reduce the overall exposure of users to potential online threats. This means that even if a user does accidentally visit a dangerous site, the protective DNS service will prevent them from actually accessing the harmful content, reducing their risk of infection or other harm.
  • Increased visibility: Most protective DNS services that utilize DNS filtering provide detailed reporting and analysis tools that help users to understand their exposure to potential online threats. This increased visibility can be invaluable in helping users to identify and address potential vulnerabilities in their online habits, further reducing their risk of being targeted by cybercriminals.
  • Improved security: A protective DNS service that utilizes DNS filtering provides an additional layer of security that can help to protect users from a wide range of threats, including malware, phishing attacks, and other forms of cybercrime. By making it harder for attackers to access users' devices and steal sensitive information, a protective DNS service with DNS filtering can help to reduce the overall risk of online threats.

Advanced DNS Filtering Features

  • Real-time Updates: DigitalStakeout is constantly updating our databases of known malicious and unwanted websites, ensuring that users are protected from the latest threats.
  • Customizable Filters: Admins can customize their filters to block specific categories of websites, such as adult content, based on their individual needs and preferences.
  • Easy Setup and Configuration: DigitalStakeout pDNS is easy to set up and configure, allowing even non-technical users to quickly and easily protect themselves from online threats.
  • Multiple Deployment Options: DigitalStakeout pDNS is compatible with a wide range of devices allowing organizations to protect all of their internet-connected devices with a single service.
  • Integration Options: DigitalStakeout pDNS can forward real-time logs of DNS requests and other activity to another security tool, such as a SIEM or XDR system, in order to provide a more comprehensive view of potential threats.