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.
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.
One of the biggest things you've asked for is to have DNSFilter's protection follow your users, whether they are in or out of the office.
Over the past several months, we've been working hard to produce versions of the DNSFilter roaming client that will work on every platform. Today this is a reality. Whether you use Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, iOS, or Android - we have you covered.
You'll now be able to:
This week DNSFilter released two new features, one for education customers and another for Managed Services Providers.
The new MSP Dashboard gives you a single view for all your customers. This means that you can:
If you are an MSP but haven't joined our partner program yet, you can signup to be an MSP.
Being a teacher or school administrator is hard enough - even before government regulations. Let's make CIPA compliance easier. How about a single switch?
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.
A Google Chrome feature called Data Compression Proxy (DCP) could be used to circumvent filtering policies if it is turn on in Android phones.
This week we made it possible to disable DCP. All you have to do is block "Proxy & Filter Avoidance in your policy settings.
For more information, check out our article on Preventing Circumvention.
CSV Export of Whitelist/Blacklist entries is now live in the dashboard. This ensures that customers have complete data portability for their Whitelists/Blacklists. For Managed Services Providers, this will allow you to reuse your baseline configuration across the organizations that you manage.
Several of our MSP clients have been asking for a 32-bit version of the Windows agent for customers that they support. We are happy to announce that this version is available now for download! Simply navigate to the same page as the 64-bit agent and look for the italic link.
Our data science team has also been hard at work to improve the security side of our product. This week a new feature, "New Domain Greylisting" has been released into the dashboard. When you go to the Extra Settings tab of your policy, there is a new option to block new domains. Any domain registered in the last 30 days will now be blocked, allowing for a proving time before access is allowed. Many phishing and malware attempts run their course within a 30-day period, so blocking this category is a simple way to increase your network security.
We also completed the Swedish & Dutch translation of our block pages. Customers who use this locale in their browser will automatically now see information in their local language when attempting to visit a blocked page.