A Cisco Umbrella alternative that

is simple to deploy

If you’ve read our origin story, you know that DNSFilter was founded as a direct Cisco Umbrella alternative (formerly known as OpenDNS).

We’ve grown quickly to become the leader in DNS security, with features that now rival Cisco. While other Cisco Umbrella alternatives often leave you with a less-sophisticated solution, DNSFilter does what Cisco Umbrella can do and more.

G2: Users Most Likely To Recommend, Spring 2021
G2: Fastest Implementation, Spring 2021
G2: Best Support, Spring 2021
G2: Easiest To Do Business With, Spring 2021

Cisco Umbrella Customer Service

Ease of deployment

Can’t get ahold of Cisco? Struggling to even get a quote, or renegotiate your contract? Dealing with large organizations is challenging. At DNSFilter you’ll work with real people who deeply understand network security and how to rapidly implement protective DNS at your organization. 

68% of our customers deploy DNSFilter in under a day, versus only 12% of Cisco Umbrella customers. When DNSFilter is compared to Cisco Umbrella we consistently are ranked higher in overall satisfaction, ease of use, and customer support. 

Cisco Umbrella DNS Security

Cisco Umbrella relies on ingesting static feeds for security. Cisco dynamic DNS is not based on AI and is often not updated for days at a time. This gives bad actors plenty of time to perform malicious acts on your network. DNSFilter’s threat feeds are updated continuously using artificial intelligence and machine learning. On average we catch threats 80 hours faster, and we throw fewer false positives, ensuring your team can access the content they need to do their job.

Roaming Clients

DNSFilter roaming clients offer greater flexibility and reliability than the Cisco Umbrella roaming client. DNSfilter provides roaming clients for both iOS and Android, while the Cisco Umbrella roaming client works only on Apple products. If you require mobile phone, or iPad integration Cisco Umbrella mobile is unlikely to meet your needs.

Built for Enterprise. Priced for Every Business.

Get advanced, AI-powered web filtering and threat protection without any contracts or commitments.



for up to 25 users, 

$1.80 per additional user.




for up to 20 users, 

$0.90 per additional user.

for up to 37 users, 

$2.70 per additional user.



√   Includes everything in Basic, plus:

√   Email & Chat Support

√  Desktop Roaming Clients (PC & Mac)

√   Per User Policies and Reports

√   On-premise DNS Proxy

√   Query Log Export

√   Administrative Audit Log

√   DNSSEC & DNS-over-TLS

√   API Access

√    Includes everything in Professional, plus:

√    Whiteglove Email, Chat & Phone Support

√    Mobile Roaming Clients (iOS, Android,            Chrome)

√    90-day Report Retention

√   Email Support

√   Network Deployment

√   Real-time AI Detection

√   Phishing, Malware, Botnet Protection

√   Content Filtering

Global Anycast Network

A global network means no global outages ever. Having a redundant, reliable network is why over 14,000 brands trust us with their DNS queries. And we won’t slow down their network. Learn more at DNSperf.com.

Ready to Resell

We provide a multi-tenant dashboard and full-service whitelabeling—something WebTitan doesn’t offer. We also share whitelabeled materials for our MSP partners to help them succeed.

Stellar Support

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.

Intuitive, Easy UI

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.

Our customers love us

“We've been incredibly happy with DNSFilter!”

"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."

- User Review from Capterra

"Great Content Filtering/Easy to Use" 

"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."

- User Review from G2

“DNSFilter is the best value for money in content filtering we've found. ”

"Great feature set, solid performance, easy admin control, fair pricing. Gives us a way to do advance content filtering at a very affordable price."

- User Review from Capterra

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