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What is ClearFeed DNS Filtering?

ClearFeed DNS filtering service is a fully customisable cloud-based Internet filtering solution that can prevent your organisation from being infected by malware and spam exploits, as well as blocking access to time-wasting sites and material deemed offensive. It is an extremely effective internet security and productivity solution that complements your existing countermeasures by blocking access to malicious domains at the DNS level.

Highly flexible and fully scalable, ClearFeed DNS filtering service (ClearFeed) is fully configurable for all organisations. ClearFeed has several pre-set configurations, which aids effective deployment in minutes. ClearFeed enables organisations to fully tailor access to web content for both employees and guests. ClearFeed is a fully managed DNS filtering service, which is developed and maintained by NetPilot Global Ltd to provide businesses with a quick and simple method of protecting users from online threats and data mining.

Our 24/7 Cloud based solution checks your DNS against our back-end databases that are regularly updated from our partner McAfee Global Threat Intelligence systems.

Who are we

NetPilot Global Ltd (NGL) is a UK based Company with over twenty years of experience of developing and manufacturing internet security appliances and software solutions.

The company was formed with the specific intention of focusing on our core values of product excellence and conducting business exclusively through our network of value added resellers.

Since 1998 NetPilot Global products has given organisations of all shapes and sizes the peace of mind to use the internet in a way that works for them. Over 70,000 NetPilot security platforms have been deployed worldwide.

NetPilot Global Ltd customers include

Internet Service Providers, Businesses and Educational organisations that want to protect against ongoing threats and data mining activities.

Product Overview

ClearFeed deployment is straightforward to set up, and no on-site software or hardware is required. After a simple configuration change to your router or DNS servers, all DNS traffic is routed through our ClearFeed servers hosted by AWS, providing worldwide resilience. these servers are predefined with 92 categories such as malware, spam and pornography. Agreed categories are deployed in minutes and can be updated as your organisation requires.

Optionally larger customers, with very high workloads, have the option of a dedicated deployment of our ClearFeed Servers at any Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Bypass and Exceptions are managed and analysed by the NGL support desk to make sure sites are not compromised. ClearFeed checks your dynamic name lookups (DNS) against our back-end databases that are regularly updated from our partner McAfee Global Threat Intelligence systems.

ClearFeed Key Features

Feature Description
Category-based content filtering DNS filtering that includes category-based filtering controls will allow acceptable usage policies to be quickly applied. ClearFeed provides 92 categories. Category-based filtering can be used to block content such as pornography, social media websites, gambling and gaming sites with ease. These are the most common productivity-draining sites and the most frequently blocked. Category-based filtering is sufficient for most organisations to ensure all inappropriate website content is blocked.
Bypass and Exceptions Allow web sites that would otherwise be blocked when using category-based controls.
Multi-language support ClearFeed supports multiple languages to ensure content can be controlled irrespective of the language used on the site.
Anti-phishing and malware protection Today cybercriminals are developing increasingly sophisticated methods to install malware on enterprise networks. ClearFeed offers protection from malware, ransomware, spyware, adware and botnets. SSL Supported.
White-label software for MSPs and resellers If you are a Managed Service Provider or Reseller planning to offer content control and Internet security services to your clients, ClearFeed DNS filtering can be provided in white label format. It can also be beneficial to have the option of hosting the solution within your own infrastructure or in a private cloud. Not all providers offer this option.
Advanced Capabilities Advanced capabilities can be added – please see NetPilot.COM for the fastest Full UTM on-site solution.
SSL/HTTPS inspection Standard web filtering solutions can block access to unencrypted website content, but not all block HTTPS websites content because they cannot read the encrypted content to see if it falls outside the filtering parameters. NetPilot incorporates SSL inspection to ensure that all website content can be inspected, assessed, and filtered if required
Active Directory Integration Integration with Active Directory (or LDAP) makes it much easier to apply content controls for different user and groups.
VPN and proxy anonymizer site blocking End users can use virtual private networks, proxy and anonymizer services to bypass content controls. Ensure DNS Internet filter software allows VPN’s, proxy and anonymizer services to be easily blocked. Port bypass and IP blocking options are also important to prevent content control circumvention.

Benefits of Internet Access Control

Organisations may want to control Internet access for several reasons. Scammers and hackers rely on the weakest link in an organisation´s online security. Often this turns out to be their employees who may unintentionally expose the organisations’ network and computers to phishing campaigns and redirects to malicious websites. It only takes one employee to reveal their login credentials or one click on a spam email for the security of an entire network to potentially be compromised.

By controlling Internet lookups with ClearFeed DNS filtering, organisations prevent users from visiting websites that may compromise network security. These websites not only include locations are known to be harbouring malware, but those likely to contain risks.

Other reasons to control Internet access with ClearFeed DNS filtering include:

  1. The prevention of “cyber-slacking”. By controlling access to the Internet and eliminating opportunities for online time-wasting, organisations can enhance productivity in the workplace.
  2. Creating a better working environment. Prohibiting access to objectionable material such as pornography, racial hatred and religious intolerance, helps to prevent workplace discrimination.
  3. The prevention of illegal downloads. Technically, employers can be prosecuted for copyright infringement if they fail to implement measures to prevent a known illegal activity.
  4. Bandwidth savings. By restricting access to video streaming sites such as Netflix and YouTube, organisations ensure there is sufficient bandwidth for everyone at all times.

 

The Most Practical and Easy to Use DNS filtering solution

For many organisations, ClearFeed is the most practical and easy to use DNS filtering solution. It is easily deployed with the minimum of technical knowledge required

ClearFeed is a 100% cloud-based DNS filtering solution that offers considerable cost benefits over hardware-based solutions. There is no need to purchase any appliances, no on-premise support staff is required, and there is no extra software to maintain,

ClearFeed DNS filtering Service Pricing

ClearFeed DNS filtering Service pricing is license-based, on a per-user basis. ClearFeed is offered in granular user blocks e.g. 10, 25, 50, 100, 1000>. NetPilot Global Ltd can provide bespoke packages for larger volumes and multi-site requirements. ClearFeed is supplied as a SaaS (Software as a Service) product, and billing can be either monthly or annual. The initial contract period is either billed monthly or annually. After the initial contract period termination requires just 30 days’ notice. This makes the solution both cost-effective and flexible for all size organisations and involves little wastage. Longer term contracts are available, and discounts are available for multi-year commitments.