FYI Norton ConnectSafe DNS is Retiring... Norton ConnectSafe

ConnectSafe is being retired due to shift in Symantec’s business focus and investment. Norton wants us to "consider" Neustar UltraRecursive. *Note: Symantec does not endorse Neustar UltraRecursive or any other DNS web protection solution in the market

On November 15, 2018, Norton ConnectSafe service is being retired or discontinued meaning the service will no longer be available or supported. You may continue to use ConnectSafe until November 15, 2018. However, we do recommend that you take a moment to review important details related to this announcement below. see website for more info Norton ConnectSafe
 
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Evjl's Rain

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That's annoying. Also, if Symantic doesn't endorse Neustar UltraRecursive then why mention it? Out of interest has anyone here tried it and if so what do they think of it? Haven't been able to find any reviews about it except this but it reads more like an advertisement:
Neustar UltraRecursive Brings Efficient Security to Cloud DNS - Media Releases - PC World Australia
because NortonDNS has something related to UltraDNS/Neustar. Norton may use UltraDNS server and add their database to it. When we benchmarked nortonDNS with DNSbench, it showed UltraDNS

in fact, Neustar recursive DNS is much much better than Norton at malware blocking
 
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Out of interest has anyone here tried it and if so what do they think of it?
I am using it for several months, it seems to block something, it is not too aggressive, but it is effective in blocking botnets and such.

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UltraDNS has recently celebrated 20 years, that speaks for itself about its quality. :emoji_ok_hand:
 

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That's annoying. Also, if Symantic doesn't endorse Neustar UltraRecursive then why mention it? Out of interest has anyone here tried it and if so what do they think of it? Haven't been able to find any reviews about it except this but it reads more like an advertisement:
Neustar UltraRecursive Brings Efficient Security to Cloud DNS - Media Releases - PC World Australia
I've used it and it's very good for both speed and security. However, if I remember correctly they do collect and store certain data although I can't be 100% sure.
 

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Im using business protection, it doesnt block domains i visit to so its perfect for me so far, but is ableable to block finnish gamble sites, whenever most avs/dns cant do that

Even their servers are on us , it compete as good in speed as google dns + cloudflare , just adds extra layer of security and no need for other web filter

edit: adguard family DNS will let you to 4chan, but when you open any underboard that contains adult content it wont let you in

So adguard family dns has smarter blocking, but it will do worse against phishing/malware/scams
 
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Norton has shed close to 10% of their workforce and seems to be having some issues.

I wonder what is going on over there? The Fortnite fiasco will likely cause them a 'significant' loss of business in the consumer market for sure though.
 

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I think a lot of these end user AV programs are gonna have to downsize. Windows Defender is part of the driving force, but I would say people using Android and iOS for most of their internet activity is the primary force.
 
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EDIT: Here's some information about Neustar's privacy policy. Not so good:
Privacy | Neustar
That applies to registered customers. Using only their DNS, they collect your IP and DNS requests from it, there is not that much info they can pull out from it, unless they can tie that IP to you. In my case, I even have a shared IP, then again I do not use their DNS for browsing, just for system.

You can always switch to OpenDNS free version
Not like theirs privacy policy is any better, actually if you register an account, then you are done for. Funny thing about it though, you can restrict access to any user with the same IP like yours, who is also using OpenDNS. I have received numerous complains about blocked porn. :sneaky:
 

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That applies to registered customers. Using only their DNS, they (Neustar) collect your IP and DNS requests from it, there is not that much info they can pull out from it, unless they can tie that IP to you. In my case, I even have a shared IP, then again I do not use their DNS for browsing, just for system.


Not like theirs (OpenDNS) privacy policy is any better, actually if you register an account, then you are done for. Funny thing about it though, you can restrict access to any user with the same IP like yours, who is also using OpenDNS. I have received numerous complains about blocked porn. :sneaky:
That is true about OpenDNS. Very similar to Neustar regarding their privacy policy. They both log personal information and they don't say this isn't shared with other companies so my inference would be that it is shared with/sold to third parties. That's a deal breaker for me.
 

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anyone knows how it compares with the cisco umbrella dns service(paid)? toned down version i guess.
If you dont have to visit any adult/gambling/ proxies/ torrent sites i recommend you to go with business protection of neustar

I recommend also comodo dome shield , over opendns. Its enterprise product for free for their customers and it offers dashboard with lots of customization