Dyn Internet Guide for URL filtering?

are any of you guys using Dyn Internet Guide for DNS filtering? i am trying to set it up but some forums mentioned i need to pay for a service before i can use the Dyn Internet Guide service
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
I don't. I use real RFC compliant DNS running bind/named or dnsmasq.

There are many companies with lots of glitzy marketing which attempt to sell DNS related services.

Best to just use vanilla bind/named/dnsmasq following setup guides provided by each project... rather than turning over your DNS infrastructure to Oracle (shudder).
masnrockCommented:
And according to this, that service was discontinued last year: https://www.dyncommunity.com/questions/43763/dyn-internet-guide.html

If you really want to use a service along these lines, you could do with something more along the lines of Cisco Umbrella (I'm assuming this is for a business) or DNSFilter.
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
thanks i have currently openDNS but they don't do URL filtering and i am a bit confused to be honest how Cisco Umbrella fits into OpenDNS since Cisco bought openDNS i think
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masnrockCommented:
Simplest way to put it is business vs. home. OpenDNS is the home offering, while Umbrella is the business offering. How exactly do you have it set up right now?
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
right now i have it on openDNS - do i need to convert it to a cisco umbrella account, will cisco umbrella offer URL filtering
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
under account type in OpenDNS it says LargeOrganzation
masnrockCommented:
Umbrella certainly does do URL filtering. Even OpenDNS Home plan offers some level of filtering. The question becomes what type of environment are you using it in and exactly what you want to do.
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
i am using it on a Business environment, i think i have OpenDNS Business plan but they don't offer URL filtering on the Business plan only Home Plan i think
masnrockCommented:
Sounds like you need to go to Umbrella if you want to stay with Cisco's offering: https://umbrella.cisco.com/products/packages

That should help you consider what package makes the most sense. However, you'll have to contact their sales for pricing.

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IT GuyAuthor Commented:
ok do you know if they will be able to transfer my openDNS account or will i have to create a new one
masnrockCommented:
Honestly, I don't know. Cisco should be able to answer that though.
IT GuyAuthor Commented:
ok thanks for all your help
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