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Discover the top 5 reasons why WebTitan is a better option than DNSFilter, and find out the main benefits for choosing TitanHQ as a platform over DNSFilter as a standalone product.

1. Single Point Vendor vs. Cybersecurity Platform

1. Single Point Vendor vs. Cybersecurity Platform

  • DNSFilter are a single product point vendor where they offer a solution to one problem
  • TitanHQ are a cybersecurity platform with a MSP First Strategy, covering six solution areas from dns filtering to email security and phishing simulation

By partnering with TitanHQ you will benefit from the full platform from both a margin and threat protection perspective.

2. The Most Competitive Pricing on the Market

  • DNSFilter are priced 4.5X more
  • WebTitan is currently pricing at $0.40

Why pay 4.5X more for a product that performs the same? Take advantage of the current WebTitan offer

2. The Most Competitive Pricing on the Market
3. Product Ratings are Evenly Matched

3. Product Ratings are Evenly Matched

  • DNS filtering is quite a simple concept technically and DNSFilter and WebTitan ostensibly do the same thing
  • The top review sites and customers have rated these two products very evenly

Looking at some of the top review sites: G2, capterra and peerspot - the reviews for both solutions match at 4+ stars for each product

“When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that WebTitan is the preferred option when compared to DNSFilter.”

4. Industry Leading Customer Support

  • Support costs are extra with DNSFilter but it is included with WebTitan
  • DNSFilter offers only email and chat support, whereas you can pick up the phone and speak to TitanHQ

TitanHQ has a market leading customer support team, and it is included FREE as standard

4. Industry Leading Customer Support
5. No User Minimums for MSPs

5. No User Minimums for MSPs

  • MSP's have to spend $150 minimum per month with DNSFilter
  • As an MSP First business, TitanHQ starts as low as 10 seats - no minimum user requirements

TitanHQ has an MSP First business strategy, which prioritises MSPs of all sizes. 

6. Comparable User Friendly Interfaces

  • WebTitan have a simple, easy to use and MSP focussed UI
  • UI allows for instantaneous reporting with a single click

The UIs are very similar, offering identical reporting capabilities.

6. Comparable User Friendly Interfaces

WebTitan Vs. DNS Filter

1. Why is WebTitan better than DNSFilter’s Anycast set up:

TitanHQ’s WebTitan product is hosted in 12 regions globally, including 5 across North America. We currently process and resolve several billion DNS requests daily around the world. This gives WebTitan customers a significant advantage over other DNS filtering solutions claiming to use anycast technology in several key areas.

  • Improved Latency: By having many systems distributed globally, users' DNS requests are resolved by the nearest server, reducing the time it takes to get a response (lower latency). This is particularly beneficial for improving the user experience.
  • Redundancy and Reliability: Each WebTitan node is highly resilient and distributed across multiple data centres in each region, enhancing the reliability of the service.
  • Load Distribution: Traffic is naturally spread across many servers in each region, preventing any single server from becoming a bottleneck. This distribution can help manage high traffic volumes more effectively, again resulting in a better user experience. 
  • Geographic Localization: Our distributed DNS servers deal with region-specific filtering and policies, which helps in caching localized content for faster access and resolution response times.
  • Resilience to DDoS Attacks: A distributed approach makes WebTitan Cloud much more resilient to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks since the attack would need to target multiple systems across different locations, making it harder to disrupt the service entirely.

2. SIEM Integration

DNS Filter charges for data offload, but this service is completely free with WebTitan.

We listened to MSPs and understand that SIEM integration can be costly and doesn't scale effectively with large volumes of data, especially from a DNS filter. That's why we developed "WebTitan Data Offload." This feature lets you download your customers' DNS request data in log file format using our Data Offload API set. The APIs let you access the most recent traffic data from an Amazon S3 bucket in Gzip format, with authentication through the WebTitan API.

Learn more Offload Docs 

Did You Know?


businesses experienced a DNS attack


malware & spyware domains categorised a day


predefined categories by default


of websites tested by Google for malware were infected

3. Roaming agent support for IOS 

OTG (On-the-go) is our endpoint client that enables users to roam off-network while still applying their WebTitan filtering policy. This roaming client provides the highest degree of granularity for reporting and policy enforcement. It transmits more metadata back to the WebTitan infrastructure, allowing for per-user policy enforcement and detailed reporting.

WebTitan  have OTG for Windows, MacOS amd Chromebooks in place - Docs 

DNS Filter has faced significant issues with their roaming client. Customer feedback on IT forums frequently describes this roaming client as unstable:

I have a handful of machines out of about 1200 in where the DNS filter roaming client install does not go through. I've tried under the device(s) settings, DNS Filtering, disable wait then re-enable, but that's not working. “

“DNS Filter roaming agents deployed to one site, including internally. At random time of the day, website / domain resolution fails. In the case of a website, the web page is unable to connect, but after 2-4 attempts, the website loads. I disabled the DNS Filter service for 1 day, and encountered zero DNS timeout issues. Re-enabled the service, then 30 minutes later issues begin.”

“I use DNSFilter and also have seen some odd behavior when using the local agent with regards to internal DNS lookups.”

“We have recently been battling intermittent connectivity issues across multiple clients but could never track it down due how intermittent it was. After seeing another post here recently I was finally able to track the issue down to the DNSFilter Roaming Agent which we deploy as part of our standard stack since almost 75% of our customers are exclusively on laptops.”

4. APP blocking

WebTitan provides this service differently from DNS Filter. Customers can easily add all major apps they want to block to a specific app policy.

5. SSO 

We feel that by fully enforcing MFA for admins when they log-in we are increasing your security posture over and above SSO. All admins are fully authenticated at all times. We enforced MFA as part of our WebTitan 5.04 release.  

Hear from our Customers

Most widely used powerful, outstanding and inexpensive software.

What do you like best about WebTitan Web Filter? When I write about WebTitan’s pros, they are really uncountable. It provides really easier and quick ways of blocking malicious content and spam. With the help of this software viruses can be easily minimized. In order to have granular control over user web filtering, this software is considered to be the best among all. As far as administrative perspective is concerned, this software no doubt provides easy ways. Really superb product through which one can easily kick out bad stuff. What problems is WebTitan Web Filter solving and how is that benefiting you? Ultimately I can say this software is really effective that has provided much convenience and fulfill all web filtering issues across my organization.

Laura C.

IT Specialist

Great product at a fraction of competitors price.

What do you like best about WebTitan Web Filter? It's very easy to use and configure from the web interface. WebTitan is a fraction of the cost of other products like Cisco Cloud, and yet provides much the same protection. I can manage users network wide. Filter Website by category and custom lists. WT is blocking most if not all of our spam and malware Recommendations to others considering WebTitan Web Filter: If you are looking for a product to filter your entire network both on and off site and you don't have the budget to waist on products 10 times the price, WebTitan is for you.; What problems is WebTitan Web Filter solving and how is that benefiting you? We have our mail server blacklist and we're dealing with a rash of botnet style attacks. WebTitan solves the issue within minutes of enabled it network wide.

Dave M.

Director of Technical Arts

WebTitan Integration with my Active Directory Server is a game changer for me

What do you like best about WebTitan Web Filter? I am able to set access policies that fit each user and fit different groups. I have a lot of control when used in conjunction with my router DNS settings and my Active Directory server. The age ranges using our computers is from 9 to 43 to being able to customize and group at the same time saves a tremendous amount of oversight effort and leaves enough flexibility to meet all our needs. What problems is WebTitan Web Filter solving and how is that benefiting you? Content filtering and managing available content during productivity hours.

Jason M.

Software Enginner

WebTitan is a great web access control/logging tool for businesses of any size

What do you like best about WebTitan Web Filter? The granular control it allows you to have over what people can and cannot access is unlike any other product I have used or evaluated. Being able to tie into Active Directory groups is great. And their support is extremely helpful when needed. What problems is WebTitan Web Filter solving and how is that benefiting you? Total web access control and logging for my users. We have a very wide range of web access needs where some users have ALL internet access blocked other than a whitelist. And some have all web access allowed other than a blacklist. And some just get wide open web access. I can accomplish that for everyone and still get all traffic logged and reports generated for visibility.

Brian M.


Very strict service when set up properly

What do you like best about WebTitan Web Filter? I have a feeling of comfort knowing that users are not able to get to compromised websites, and NSFW websites as well. It blocks everything! Sometimes a little too much if that is such a thing, haha. Recommendations to others considering WebTitan Web Filter: If you have a VM, install their OS on your box to help with even more filtering! What problems is WebTitan Web Filter solving and how is that benefiting you? No breach into our system at all since the installation of WebTitan Web Filter (Hybrid) I also know that users cannot access things they shouldn't be accessing as well.

Josh F.

IT Administrator

In Summary

How does DNS Filter compare with WebTitan security?

A few general advantages where WebTitan outperforms competitors include:

  • WebTitan is part of the TitanHQ cybersecurity platform with an MSP First strategy - offering a margin and threat protection advantage
  • More affordable than other solutions, and currently on offer from as low as $0.40.
  • Several review websites show that DNS Filter and WebTitan are leaders in the content filtering industry, but PeerSpot rates WebTitan with 4.7 stars, making it the leader for convenience, ease of use, and its ability to block malicious websites.
  • Great customer service that is completely free, unlike many of WebTitan's competitors
  • WebTitan is easy to deploy and requires minimal technical intervention from administrators.
Geraldine Hunt

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