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Dns Safety Admin Guide

Dns Safety filter is a DNS forwarding server (like dnsmasq, unbound, pi-hole) with extensive filtering capabilities. It allows administrator to filter access to domain names by categories, easily block access to user specified domains and provides different access policies for different groups of machines in your network.

Dns Safety is supposed to be deployed as primary DNS server in your local network and can forward DNS requests to your ISP's DNS server, Google Public DNS, OpenDNS and other third party DNS providers. Internal DNS requests can be forwarded to internal DNS servers (for example Active Directory domain controllers).

The filter can be run as virtual machine in VMware ESXi/vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Azure/AWS clouds and is easily managed from full featured Web UI. It is also possible to deploy the server on your own hardware running Debian 12 or Raspberry Pi OS.

Available Builds

Latest version 2.0, built on November 16, 2023.

Deploy as Virtual Appliance

  • Fully configured virtual appliance for VMware ready to be deployed on VMware ESXi, vSphere, Workstation, Fusion or any other platform supporting OVA standard. Contains full featured Admin UI. Recommended way of deployment and usage of the product.
  • The same virtual appliance is also available from Microsoft Azure Marketplace or Amazon AWS Cloud, ready to be deployed in your cloud infrastructure.

Deploy on Your Own Hardware

If needed, the application can also be easily deployed on your own hardware servers.