DNS Redirector - protecting networks everywhere for over 15 years!
 
Feature Comparison Chart

  DNS Redirector

(software)
Norton DNS

(service)
Google DNS

(service)
DNS Advantage

(service)
OpenDNS
Free
(service)
OpenDNS
Home VIP
(service)
OpenDNS
Umbrella
(service)
Publicly available since July, 2003 May, 2010 Dec, 2009 Dec, 2007 July, 2006 June, 2011 Oct, 2009
Installs behind your firewall Yes - - - - - -
Works regardless of ISP Yes - - - - - -
NXDomain response Yes - Yes - Yes, after 6/6/14 Yes Yes
Supports native IPv6 Yes - Yes - - - -
Installation by IT admin (1) by anyone by anyone by anyone by anyone by anyone by IT admin
Use with DNS Redirector software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trust, Privacy, and Redundancy
Knows where you surf No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Knows when bypassing the block page No - - - - - Yes
Redundancy Yes, run it on
multiple servers
Yes, anycast Yes, anycast Yes, anycast Yes, anycast Yes, anycast Yes, anycast
Filtering and Security
Web content filtering Yes Only 3 categories - - - Yes Yes
Ad-free guide and block pages Yes - - - Yes, after 6/6/14 Yes Yes
Advertisement blocking Yes - - - - - -
Proxy/anonymizer blocking Yes - - - - Yes Yes
Phishing protection Yes Yes - - - Yes Yes
Botnet protection Yes Yes - - - Yes Yes
Malware site protection Yes Yes - - - - Yes
Control
Whitelist/blacklist domains Unlimited - - - - Up to 50 Up to 500
Whitelist-only mode (block everything)    Yes - - - - Yes Yes
Customizable block page 100% your HTML - - - - Some limitations Some limitations
Block page redirect Yes - - - - - Yes
Block page bypass Yes
(sites resolve direct)
- - - - - Some limitations
(via proxy)
Block page bypass using existing
Active Directory or LDAP credentials
Yes - - - - - -
Block differently on some computers,
don't block at all on others
Some limitations (3) - - - - - -
Block differently (or everything)
during certain times of the day
Yes - - - - - -
Provide network down
or emergency message
Yes - - - - - -
Typo correction Yes (2) - - - - Yes Yes
Shortcuts Yes (2) - - - - Yes Yes
Insight and Reporting
Log detail incl. internal client IP Yes - - - - - Yes
Detailed reports and stats Logging - - - Yes Yes Yes
Email reports by IT admin (2) - - - - - Yes
Archived stats and logs Log until you're
out of disk space
- - - - Yes Yes
Support
Standard support Online, Email Online Online, IVR phone Online, Email Online, Forum Online, Email Online, Email
Premium support Included - - - - Included Included
Cost
Price Licenses begin
at $30.00
(one-time cost)
Free Free Free Free $19.95
per household/per yr
$28.00 to $42.00
per user/per yr
 
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What makes DNS Redirector different/better?
 
(1) Installation can also be done by our staff in about 20 minutes, per server, remotely via screen-sharing.
(2) Not a built-in function but can be achieved with scripts, by adding code to our example pages, or with third party software.
(3) All clients set to use the same DNS Redirector server will adhere to the same filtering policy.
    Some clients may be configured to use a different DNS Redirector server for different filtering, or your ISP's DNS server for no filtering;
    this may require multiple internal DNS servers, please contact support for such configurations.
 
Data in the table above was collected from each company's public website.  Accurate as of the last update of this page on 06/02/2017.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice, contact the company offering service for the latest information.