What's fantastically agile and forecast to grow at great speed? A baby unicorn, of course -- and in the field of secure domain filtering, DNSFilter fits the bill for partners, including MSPs, and customers worldwide.
DNSFilter has been named a Top 10 Baby Black Unicorn for 2022, taking home the Cyber Defense prize for its innovative machine-learning powered approach to DNS security that can head off zero-day attacks and advanced cyber threats.
In fact, DNSFilter is forecast to reach a market cap of $1 billion - the traditional 'high bar' to qualify as a tech unicorn - within five years.
By incorporating machine learning in its DNS threat protection, DNSFilter can identify around 61% of threats in-house, and more zero-day attacks in progress than its competitors can.
With DNSFilter, compromised domains can be identified, on average, seven days earlier than they appear on other external threat feeds.
As a first line of defence at the crucial DNS layer, DNSFilter's technology both identifies and blocks end user exposure to phishing, malware and advanced cyber threats.
The DNSFilter multi-tenant SaaS solution offers, to boot, full partner whitelabelling, billing management and price discounting, as well as API access. And, thanks to its 2018 acquisition of AI-driven domain categorisation tool Webshrinker, it can empower site classification and filtering on the fly.
This is all about its innovative ability to categorise domains in real-time and automatically block new, potentially dangerous domains -- and customers agree.
For instance, Germany-based wireless networking company Frederix Hotspot has singled out DNSFilter's global block policies as a "real blessing" in particular for its millions of users, alongside features including single sign-on, roaming clients, public wi-fi, reporting, AppAware, and assorted integrations.
With a growing number of HTTPS sessions, the customer could no longer filter HTTPS content without breaking the certificate chain or installing customer certificates on any client device -- not acceptable for a provider of public Wi-Fi. DNS-based filtering via DNSFilter provided the onboarding and scale-up potential needed.