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Datto Integration

The first agent of SafeDNS was integrated into Datto RMM.
It simplifies the process of getting access to web filtering  for MSPs who use Datto.

Our Linux agent is now presented in the Datto ComStore. Any client of Datto can now download SafeDNS Linux agent straight from the RMM interface.

The process is simple:
1. Look for the Automation tab in the left menu.

2. Choose Comstore.

3. Type in SafeDNS in the search bar & download the agent.

Stay tuned for the integration of our Win & Mac agents!

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

SafeDNS named top-rated cybersecurity software

SafeDNS has been featured as a top-rated product in Software Advice’s FrontRunner Report 2022 for Cybersecurity Software category. Here’s our placement in the Grid report:

SafeDNS is also proud to announce its multiple award-winning streak in 2022 by Capterra. We were recognized in Capterra Shortlists in 2 categories this year as Emerging Favorite: Cybersecurity & Endpoint Protection.

Thanks to our clients who made it possible! We received some stellar reviews on Capterra:

“Safe DNS is a company that accomplishes what they commit to offering. They have great customer service and competitive pricing.” [Scott M.]

“SafeDNS is a solid DNS based content filtering solution. The reliability and consistency is great.” [Thomas M.]

“SafeDNS is a really great product, we have been using it for over 5 years now and it’s really robust.” [Jason T.]

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About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

How we won over hackers

At the beginning of October, our company faced a serious hacker attack.To ensure the operability of our services for all of our clients all around the world, we have several nodes – in different data centers across the globe. It was one of these nodes that was attacked and completely disabled.

How is this possible? All of our servers are well protected and accept management requests only from addresses known to us, and the authentication by username and password is generally prohibited, which makes it impossible to log on using brute force or a directory attack. However, this attack turned out to be successful. The reason is that the hackers were not trying to get access to our system, they got access to the hardware. They used vulnerabilities in the Supermicro software, a US manufacturer of server motherboards. It is a very large and well known manufacturer of server hardware with a good reputation. For the sake of convenience of remote server administration, the manufacturer has a hardware and software complex called “Supermicro IPMI”, which allows you to remotely connect to the I / O system of the motherboard and thus directly control the hardware. Naturally, it provides protection against unauthorized access. However, several critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in recent years. Access to this utility on all our servers is also restricted to addresses known to us. However, on one single server, due to uncoordinated actions of the technical support of the data center, no such restrictions were set. Due to this set of circumstances (lack of access restrictions and presence of vulnerabilities) intruders were able to get access to our equipment.

What were the consequences? As a result of malefactors’ actions all the information on one of the servers was destroyed. But it didn’t affect our clients in any way. The load of serving our customers was taken by neighboring nodes. No customer data was stolen (it was never there), no customer statistics or settings were lost, since they were copied on all other nodes. After a few days the situation was completely normalized: we examined the problem, restored the functionality of the node and ensured its further security.

But why were we attacked? Most likely, because we have some data to steal. Just like any other company, large or small, IT-related or not at all. Bear this in mind when you underestimate a hacker’s interest in your data.

In any case, the hackers did not manage to do any damage to our clients and no tangible damage to ourselves. However, it certainly added to our experience. Usually, everyone keeps a close eye on vulnerabilities in the OS, software code, libraries used, and so on. Rarely does anyone think about the fact that it is important to keep an eye on updating the motherboard firmware (BIOS) or its individual components (IPMI) for security in general. Especially since technically it is quite a complicated process. Hopefully, our story has reminded you to do both.

To prevent yourself & your company from similar cases, trust SafeDNS to provide you with DNS Security. 

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

2022, safedns

SafeDNS has updated Security categories that now have DGA, Cryptojacking and others as part of the Security group.

New categories include Malware, Ransomware, Phishing & Typosquatting (sites deceiving internet users, fake pages, scams, fraud), Cryptojacking (sites illegally mining cryptocurrencies) & DGA which is algorithms detected in various malware families, which are used to periodically generate a large number of domain names that can be used as a default with their management and control servers.

We also just carried out work to optimize the processing of statistical data, which made it possible to reduce the speed of collecting statistics, achieving relevance indicators at the level of 5-10 minutes, instead of 30-60 minutes earlier.

Current task is to work towards real-time statistics which should be up by the end of 2022 – early 2023.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

SafeDNS is a NAPPA Award winner

NAPPAA, which for over 32 years has been ensuring that parents purchase the highest quality products that help them connect and enjoy time with their families, highlighted SafeDNS as the best in the industry.

“This site offers many choices and can be set up on every device or just the child’s device. There are so many ways to use this program and what I really like is that it can be used to protect the elderly from becoming victims of fraud.”

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

SafeDNS Recognized as the Must-Have IT Tools for IT Professionals

GetApp, an established software review, and recommendation engine, featured SafeDNS in its “10 Must-Have IT Tools for IT Professionals” report. With an overall rating of 4.7,SafeDNS was mentioned as one of the Must-Have IT Tools for IT Professionals with an overall positive rating of 97%.

Not only this, SafeDNS is a winner of not 1 but 2 GetApp Category Leaders reports in the first half of this year! Check out our incredible win:

SafeDNS has been a top-rated product on GetApp. Our users have made it possible! Check out our performance on GetApp –

Here’s what our users have to say about us:

SafeDNS is a really great product, we have been using it for over 5 years now and it’s really robust. We deploy for all our customers internal networks and this includes our Azure infrastructure and it just works.”

Jason T.

We have been using this software for years and are very happy with the results. School and Parents are grateful for the safety this software brings to us. When I check our stats and can see the protection that is being provided. Makes us very happy.”

Ruth P.

Want to review SafeDNS? Click here.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

Excited to announce Gradient MSP & SafeDNS Integration!

If you are an MSP, there is no way you haven’t heard of Gradient – it’s the whole new level of billing reconciliation.

Make sure no revenue is slipping through the cracks & get ahold of your invoices.
Your invoices from SafeDNS route directly into any PSA you choose, and you get the bonus of becoming a Gradient partner for free!

Join our webinar 8/17 at 11 a.m. MT / 1:00 p.m. ET to learn more on how you can benefit from SafeDNS & Gradient MSP.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

Agent for Mac

SafeDNS has released the new MacOS agent. For all Mac users, this means more efficient use of web filtering software and the option to filter separate devices, which differs agents from browser dashboard access.

The process shall be familiar, or simply intuitive for new users. First, you need to register on the website and adjust the settings in your personal account. The next step would be installing the Mac agent from the Support tab on the website or the Dashboard in the cabinet.

The agent enables filtering & allows you to switch between filtering profiles. It can be used within the same tariff on multiple devices. After installation, the agent starts automatically, asking the user for a pin code to change the settings in the agent.

There are several tabs in the agent.

The first tab, Policy, opens by default. In there you select a profile from the list by simply clicking on it.

By clicking on the second tab, System Information, you get a detailed list of system characteristics with network profiles and agent version, protection status, user filtering profiles and much more.

The Debug tab shows the state of interaction of agents with DNS proxy and the ability to send logs to our technical support, which will allow you to understand possible problems in the agent’s work.

On the top panel there is a button for switching the protection status allowing you to disable and enable filtering without logging out.

Below the title of the program there is a user panel that displays the account, IP address, tariff plan and, for most users who have a subscription with an expiration date, the end date of the tariff.

The agent will be available for download tomorrow.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

SafeDNS Cloud Teleport from Cisco

SafeDNS releases the MSP Cloud Teleport Program for any MSP experiencing the End of Life program with Cisco Umbrella.

We are eager to make this sucker punch painless and help you migrate fast & easy to the most fitting web filtering solution. To make the move smooth, join our program to switch from OpenDNS to SafeDNS.

We do everything to stay customer oriented when it comes to MSPs. We don’t need to be an MSP to understand their demand and needs – we simply listen and take into account their feedback that values the most.
No need to go through tons of meetings, NDAs, agreements and contracts to simply get a trial or a quote. There is zero paperwork involved to start working with us

Most importantly, our tech support is always online within a quick reach via chat, phone, or email. If help is needed urgently, we recommend using a chat – in the last month our specialists have taken approximately 67 seconds to reply.

SafeDNS partner program offers a centralized panel to create and manage your customers in one place with no need to login to your customer’s account in order to make changes in the settings. All you need to remember is your username and password to run all your clients.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.

Sum-up of compliances

Being compliant with standards means being a quality product. That’s exactly what we are about to discuss in the article below.

SafeDNS helps organizations become compliant with CIPA, IWF, BpjM, HIPAA and other regulations, but for the users new to web filtering, these abbreviations might mean nothing. Whether you are an experienced user or a newbie, the below will clear out any questions you have on various compliances.

Why is CIPA important?

Since the Children Internet Protection Act was passed in 2000, a lot of the online environment had changed. Global digital population is now 5 billion users and counting, but back then in the beginning of the digital era it was about 300 million.

Access to the internet for a lot of teenagers and kids was only available in a school or a public library. Being interested in everything on the global web, students did more than just their homework – the whole internet was opening up for them as the school years were going by. Respectively, the government had to introduce some guidelines for schools & libraries on how to protect the kids from the content they should not see.

That is how and what for CIPA, a document that regulates the exposure of inappropriate content to children, was created back in 2000.

To be CIPA compliant means to guarantee cybersecurity of the schoolkids from obscenity, child pornography & harmful content.

Here is a CIPA compliance checklist.

IWF & Project Arachnid

Being IWF compliant means being against child pornography and blocking all child abuse content online. Internet Watch Foundation has formed a list of URLs to be blocked, and it is constantly updating.
Project Arachnid is also a charity against child sexual abuse based in Canada. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has already processed 141 billion+ images of child abuse.Those also form the list of prohibited resources that web filtering restricts access to.

BPjM

Similar to the previous regulations, this one comes from Germany. The Federal Review Board for Media Harmful to Minors (German: Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien or BPjM) is a German federal agency that is responsible for censoring media that is suspected to be harmful to the younger generation. The results of such works are formed in The List of Media Harmful to Young People which includes movies, games, printed resources and audio recordings. Once a piece enters the List, it stays there for 25 years. After this period, it might be left out and thought to be no longer harmful or left in.

Here is a BpjM compliance checklist.

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is aimed to safeguard PHI, protected health information. Such information may include names, addresses, phone numbers, medical records, or even photos. What web filtering can do in this regard is to prevent a data breach by simply not gaining access to malicious websites at the corporate network level.

Here is a HIPAA compliance checklist.

About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.

About SafeDNS
SafeDNS breathes to make the internet safer for people all over the world with solutions ranging from AI & ML-powered web filtering, cybersecurity to threat intelligence. Moreover, we strive to create the next generation of safer and more affordable web filtering products. Endlessly working to improve our users’ online protection, SafeDNS has also launched an innovative system powered by continuous machine learning and user behavior analytics to detect botnets and malicious websites.