As Web-Based Threats Continue to Escalate, Pax8 adds DNSFilter to MSP Marketplace

As Web-Based Threats Continue to Escalate, Pax8 adds DNSFilter to MSP Marketplace

By Arti Loftus

MSPs understand that strong and stable security designed to protect their customers requires multiple technologies. From firewalls to web proxies, to SIEM and CASB, and subscribing to real-time, third-party intelligence, it takes a lot these days to ensure risk mitigation.

Even with classic endpoint solutions, the traditional security stack developed over the last few decades does not fully protect users who rely on the Internet – and those users are growing rapidly as more employees work remotely from home and on the road.

DNS layer protection should be fast and secure without impeding productivity for customers. There needs to be a balance between ease, speed, and security. When security is powered by machine learning, the need for manual threat feed management is removed and enables earlier threat detection. Combining all of these elements allows IT and security staff to sleep better at night.

Pax8, a global cloud marketplace offering a wide range of cloud-first applications to MSPs, including cyber-security solutions, has announced a global partnership with DNSFilter to offer DNS layer threat protection solutions.

DNSFilter detects and blocks malicious site content faster than any other DNS resolver on the market, blocking over nine billion threats in 2022, all while maintaining the fastest network in North America, per PerfOps.com.

"Security is top of mind for Pax8 and every MSP and their clients, as attacks continue to wreak havoc on every industry at alarming rates," said Nikki Meyer, CVP of Vendor Alliances at Pax8. "We're thrilled to add the monitoring and filtering capabilities of DNSFilter to the security offerings provided by Pax8. This will empower our partners to provide critical security protection to their customers."

Founded in 2015, DNSFilter's tools are easy to deploy across clients and are top-rated among 2,000 MSP organizations that utilize the company's unique Threat Protection service. DNSFilter's powerful reporting and management capabilities were specifically built for MSPs. DNSFilter is deployable through individual devices via roaming clients or on the network itself, giving service providers the flexibility they need across clients.

"DNS is one of the primary layers of the internet that you need to protect since over 70% of threats traverse the DNS layer," said Ken Carnesi, CEO and founder of DNSFilter. "We provide unparalleled ease of deployment for MSPs. In less than five minutes, MSPs can have entire customer networks and all activity visible for improved threat monitoring and blocking."

DNSFilter COO Colin Britton adds, "We're bringing together the Pax8 Marketplace for ease of procurement, along with the easy-to-deploy DNSFilter platform. Not only is Pax8 one of the top distribution channels in the MSP market, but they actually understand how MSPs want to do business. That's why we're thrilled to be a Pax8 partner."    

Highlights of the DNSFilter offerings include:

  • Powerful threat detection: DNSFilter catches threats seven days before competitors that use legacy categorization techniques, and DNSFilter has an industry-leading false positive rate of under 1% for deceptive domain classification.
  • Integration: DNSFilter seamlessly integrates with Azure Active Directory, letting MSPs attach security positioning on individual users as necessary easily and efficiently.
  • Visibility: DNSFilter built reporting and multi-tenancy features with MSPs in mind to simplify management across clients in one easy-to-use dashboard.

"We've been a long-time customer with Pax8, and when we heard DNSFilter was being added, we immediately checked it out," said Ryan Bailey, Operations Manager at Parkway Tech. "We were impressed with how quick, and easy DNSFilter was to get on the Pax8 platform along with getting our customers the protection they need."


Arti Loftus is an experienced Information Technology specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the research, writing, and editing industry with many published articles under her belt.

Edited by Erik Linask
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