What's new @ DNSFilter

DNSFilter news feed and changelog.

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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New
February 28, 2019

32-bit Roaming Windows Client and New Domain Greylisting

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.

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New
February 07, 2019

Usage Alerts & Audit Log Improvements

One of our most-requested features has been the ability to get an alert when your account usage exceeds a certain threshold. This week we made it happen! Upon navigating to Organization -> Profile, you'll see a "Usage Alert Amount" field. After setting this value, you'll receive an email alert anytime your monthly bill exceeds this threshold. This feature is great for being aware of your monthly billing, as well as safeguarding against excessive queries from too many clients, or compromised devices. You'll be instantly notified so that you can take action. Read here for more information: https://docs.dnsfilter.com/docs/profile

The Policy Audit Log also received an upgrade this week. From now on, any changes you make to your Scheduled Policies will also be tracked in the Audit Log. This is great for larger organizations who have several staff members that administer policy changes.

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New
January 03, 2019

Server Changes / Hebrew translation

We used the holiday break to beef up our server capacity for 2019, including upgrading our Syndney, Australia server and maintenance of our reporting database. The backend team also added support for LAN IP reporting, in anticipation of our upcoming LAN proxy. The frontend team was hard at work enhancing the robustness and uniformity of our dashboard.

The day after Christmas, we also added Hebrew support to our blocked pages. We use the browser's language setting to seamlessly display our block pages in a natural format. This means that in most cases, the change is automatic. We now have support for 11 languages in total! (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Italian, Russian, French, Czech, German and Hebrew)

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