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New
August 14, 2019

DNSSEC Support

We have officially released DNSSEC Support. You can utilize this by sending traffic to our Anycast IPs, ending in .9 (103.247.36.9 and 103.247.37.9)

However, DNSFilter only recommends utilization for organizations that understand the two challenges that the internet is facing with DNSSEC at this time:

  • Low internet adoption - Most internet domains (including well-known email providers) do not support DNSSEC, which means turning the feature on will cause failures in resolving a large portion of internet domains. This will be perceived by the end user as a failure with their ISP or with our service.
  • Frequent DNSSEC outages - Even domains which do support DNSSEC have been known to have failures which last several days or weeks. See this site for more details.

Until the internet moves toward greater support of DNSSEC, we encourage people to use this feature only if they understand the inherent risks.

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Improvement
June 25, 2019

Project Arachnid & Expanded SafeSearch

Project Arachnid

Our longstanding partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation has allowed us to prevent access to inappropriate content which promotes child abuse. Today, we are adding Project Arachnid, a similar organization in Canada which is committed to stopping child sexual abuse. Because we believe in child safety, both of these policies are enforced automatically for all customers.

DuckDuckGo & Yandex added to SafeSearch

As of today, DNSFilter users now have the most comprehensive SafeSearch on the market! We've added DuckDuckGo and SafeSearch to the list of providers. This means that you can enforce moderated content on these search engines. If you are an Education customer, this expands the search options that students can access - while still remaining CIPA compliant.

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New
May 17, 2019

MSP Dashboard and One-click CIPA

This week DNSFilter released two new features, one for education customers and another for Managed Services Providers. 

MSP Dashboard

MSP Dashboard

The new MSP Dashboard gives you a single view for all your customers. This means that you can:

  • Visualize traffic across all your organizations
  • View the top requested domains across all networks so that you can make policy decisions
  • See which of your customers are the most active

If you are an MSP but haven't joined our partner program yet, you can signup to be an MSP.

One-Click CIPA

Being a teacher or school administrator is hard enough - even before government regulations. Let's make CIPA compliance easier. How about a single switch?

One-click CIPA

When you turn on CIPA compliance. DNSFilter automatically applies a filtering policy which blocks several categories and turns on SafeSearch and YouTube restricted mode. You can rest easy, knowing that your school is being protected by our filtering cloud.

Want to learn more? Check out our CIPA guide.

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