Umbra Secure DNS

Easy-to-use cloud DNS service for everyone

Filters out bad actors like phishing, scams and malware

With packages for home, home office, business and enterprise, Umbra Secure DNS is easy to set up and requires no maintenance.

It helps protect you from the worst the internet has to offer, and can also filter out the most annoying ads and the least safe for work (or kids) sites.

DNS is an essential network service, responsible for translating the human-readable names of services into the addresses your computers and equipment actually goes to for whatever you’re requested. Unfortunately, the DNS system is also open to abuse and around 90% of malware, phishing attacks and scams rely on DNS to propagate and function.

The Umbra Secure DNS service uses threat intelligence data from multiple sources (including data collected on our own network) to filter out the dangerous stuff so the online experience you get at work or at home is much safer. It’s simple to set up and requires no maintenance.

You don’t need to install any software on your computers or network equipment, and you don’t even have to use it on every device on the same network. We can provide configuration support if you need it. All you need is a static IP (or block of addresses) from your ISP.

Currently, we have three levels of protection;

  • Security Filtering: This service filters out malicious software and advertising, phishing campaigns, command and control for ransomware and worms, newly registered domains and other generally unsavoury parts of the internet.
  • Security and Content Filtering: This service does everything the security service does, and also filters out adult content, hate and terrorism, dating and other stuff you generally wouldn’t want in a workplace.
  • Security and Advertising Filtering: This service does everything the security service does, and also filters out the most annoying and distracting advertising.

All three filter sets are available to every customer, and you can assign different devices different filtering profiles.

Pricing starts at £2 + VAT per month per protected public IP, with discounts available for larger full subnets (for example a /24 is £250 + VAT per month).

Enterprise solutions with custom rule sets and alerting are available – as these are bespoke we’ll need to know exactly what you want to propose a price.