Norton Connect Safe vs Comodo DNS

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i am using openDNS now, i dont mind its lack of malware protection, i give that job to my security solutions. i like its speed.
 

jamescv7

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Open DNS and Norton DNS are both having malware protection and only varies at responds time.

They have also more content filtering options which you must follow their conditions like register or pay the subscription.
 

Spawn

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Umbra Polaris said:
i am using openDNS now, i dont mind its lack of malware protection, i give that job to my security solutions. i like its speed.
You can get Malware Protection from your web browser as well.
 

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lordman said:
which is the best option with malware protection? I dont need filter content.
None of the above as the primarily goal of a DNS Service is to increase the browsing speed and content filtering, and not increase your security.

Using a layered security configuration with a site advisor and sandbox is much more useful than actually using any of these services.
Let me remind you that DNS blocking works at a domain level and not at a file level,so this may prove very inefficient when it comes to zero day malware which uses new domains to launch it's attacks.
Basically, cyber criminals use new domains for each attack thus making DNS protection useless.

If I had to use a DNS Service I would most likely go with Google DNS as I suspect that they have the most data centers in Europe.
If your only criteria when choosing a DNS service is speed,you can use DNS Benchmark to see if the DNS you want to add is actually faster than the one that your ISP is offering.
Also another good tool that might come in handy, is DNS Jumper ,which will allow you to change with one-click your DNS servers.

MrXidus did a comparison sometime ago which you might want to look into it: http://malwaretips.com/Thread-DNS-Speed-Benchmark-Security-Test-Clouds-keep-it-clear
 

ams963

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Norton DNS is best suited for me. It's fast and I found it to be effective. Comodo or Open DNS is really slow.
 

Spawn

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According to Google, using their Public DNS does have security benefits, see here. However, Norton and Comodo may provide Content Filtering without the need for extra software.

As I said before, leave Malware Protection up to your web browser / real-time security. Not your DNS provider.
 

himagain

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RE: Norton DNS vs Comodo DNS.. AND....

Hi guys,
Non-techhead here, but long time Cyberbog User.
It seems to me reading lately that the only thing you really need is cloudflare. It has taken over from most other Security anti-venom programs and even has referral point in Oz! (Australia).
Very interesting blog post there about a recent giant DDOS attack
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Fri Apr 26 2013 13:46:56 GMT+1000
CloudFlare blog - Musings from the CloudFlare team
NOTES:

The New York Times this morning published a story about the Spamhaus DDoS attack and how CloudFlare helped mitigate it and keep the site online. The Times calls the attack the largest known DDoS attack ever on the Internet. We wrote about the attack last week. At the time, it was a large attack, sending 85Gbps of traffic. Since then, the attack got much worse. Here are some of the technical details of what we've seen.
http://blog.cloudflare.com/#!/
short url:
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lordman

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ams963 said:
Norton DNS is best suited for me. It's fast and I found it to be effective. Comodo or Open DNS is really slow.
Norton DNS have better malware protection but it has false alarms, OpenDNS has not false alarms and has a very better antiphising protection. If i active Norton DNS filters (level B or C) i have seen normal pages blocked as pornography or adultsites sometimes. OpenDNS has more config options too, botnet protection and connection logs to find extrange connections.

On my tests OpenDNS are fastest than Norton DNS.

 

jamescv7

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KelvinW4 said:
Does changing DNS really help internet speed?
On most certain cases yes, since it attempted to find the closest server nearer you thus to have faster browsing.

But the true is, your ISP managed from what internet speed subscribe of.
 

House_maniac

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KelvinW4 said:
Does changing DNS really help internet speed?
yes it sure does atleast for me,i prefer google dns and open dns i mainly use google dns, what may be fast for me could be slow for you depending on what country you are, thats why you should try all and see what respond faster and some dns are really fast at updating, like open dns for new sites :)
 

Seany007

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Norton DNS for malware blocking. Open DNS for phishing protection. Comodo DNS is still weak in both.
 

GA4E1

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I personally use Norton DNS but also used Open DNS and was quite satisfied. Never used Comodo DNS but seems many users do not like it.
 

lordman

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NSG001 said:
Currently using OpenDNS for speed and phishing protection mainly.
I have been testing and if you use firefox phishing protection is similar to OpenDNS.
 

GA4E1

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lordman said:
NSG001 said:
Currently using OpenDNS for speed and phishing protection mainly.
I have been testing and if you use firefox phishing protection is similar to OpenDNS.
This is interesting. I think I will download Firefox to see. Does the other Firefox variantes have this as well? I mean Pale Moon and WaterFox.
 

lordman

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GA4E1 said:
This is interesting. I think I will download Firefox to see. Does the other Firefox variantes have this as well? I mean Pale Moon and WaterFox.
I dont know.
 
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