Domain Name System (DNS) Security: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the domain name system (DNS) security market.


The domain name system (DNS) is a foundational network service that is critical to both connectivity and security, as it can provide a back door for data breaches. It should therefore not be overlooked as a first-level security control. However, choosing the right DNS security solution isn’t always easy and there are many options for businesses to choose from.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated DNS security vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

Blue Cat DNS Edge

Average Rating: 6.0

Top Comparison: Palo Alto Networks DNS Security

Overview: Gives cybersecurity and network teams shared visibility and control over internal and external DNS traffic, and adds a much-needed layer of visibility, control, and detection for corporate networks under siege from attacks that exploit DNS.

Cisco Umbrella

Average Rating: 8.4

Top Comparison: Zscaler Internet Access

Overview: Provides easy-to-implement Internet navigation and Web security solutions for families, schools, governmental organisations, and businesses of all sizes.

Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: Cisco Umbrella

Overview: Effectively shields organisations from the widest range of DNS DDoS attacks, ensuring that businesses can maintain service uptime.

Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Cisco Umbrella

Overview: Strengthens and optimises enterprise security posture from the foundation up, giving businesses the visibility, control, and automation, they need to secure the hybrid workplace.


Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection

Overview: Distributes DNS and user application requests based on business policies, data centre and cloud service conditions, user location, and application performance.

Palo Alto Networks DNS Security

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: Cisco Umbrella

Overview: A cloud-based analytics platform providing enterprise firewalls with access to DNS signatures generated using advanced predictive analysis and machine learning, with

malicious domain data from a growing threat intelligence sharing community.

TitanHQ WebTitan

Average Rating: 9.5

Top Comparison: Cisco Umbrella

Overview: A powerful web filter providing protection from web-based security threats and advanced web and DNS filtering control to businesses around the world.

Webroot DNS Protection

Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: Cisco Umbrella

Overview: Offers a quick, straightforward, and highly effective way to secure the DNS protocol connection against cyberattacks.

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