Get Started with DNSFilter

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Minetta Gould
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Welcome to DNSFilter!

This guide helps you decide what deployment option is right for you and links to all the help center articles you'll need to get started protecting your home, office, or enterprise network from internet threats. 

Onboarding quick guide

Setting up your DNSFilter account is quick and easy.

No matter what deployment option(s) you choose, start by completing three basic steps: 

Next, take a look at our deployment options to decide what next steps are best for your needs. This is a high level look at what each option offers, and you can deploy more than one option depending on your protection needs.

Want a little more detail? Check out DNSFilter Deployment Options for a deep dive into each deployment option's strengths, limitations, and best use cases.

  • Protection Goals

    • Protection on your network
    • No need for offsite protection
    • Guest Wi-Fi

      e.g. short term rental; small business

    Next Setup Steps

  • Protection Goals

    • Protection on your network and when traveling or remote

      e.g. home office, coffee shops, airports

    • Easily set or change policies for large groups of computers with tags

      e.g. teachers/students, corporate departments, public/private computers

    • Granular per device/user reporting

    Next Setup Steps

  • Protection Goals

    • Apply filtering policies by IP or subnet on your network
    • Protects devices when Roaming Client can't be installed
    • Desire for per-machine reporting

    Next Setup Steps

💡 Still not sure where to start?

Try setting up a single device's DNS Forwarding and Roaming Client. This is a simple way to see DNSFilter's threat protection and reporting capabilities. 

Explore more from DNSFilter

Visit our help center to explore all the ways DNSFilter supports your network protection. Here are a few topics to get you started:

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