Alternative to Open DNS with more granular network control?

Hi all,

Thanks for reading this.

As the title says, I'm looking for an alternative to ODNS that operates on a network level but has more fine control of PCs (all running windows). Different settings for different PCs that can be managed centrally is the goal. The one-size-fits-all model of odns isn't ideal.

Open source is my preference but I would love to hear about any options you  have to suggest - paid or subscription or whatever.

Thanks very much!
leo135Asked:
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KimputerCommented:
Usually, you will end up with a linux box with Squid installed and Dansguardian.
Then you download the blacklist ONCE (http://urlblacklist.com/?sec=download). More updates of this list requires a subscription fee.
While you can host a DNS or filtering server anywhere and anyhow, it's the maintaining of this list that makes it more difficult. I see no real free alternative (unless you're satisfied with that blacklist you downloaded and think you don't need updates on it).
Other things, if budget allows, is to look at UTM hardware appliances (TrendMicro, Netgear, etc). That saves you the installation (if you're not linux tech savvy), but the cost will be higher (though not as steep as other enterprise level filtering systems).

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leo135Author Commented:
Thanks, that's a really informative answer
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