A great candidate for our small business' DNS management.
January 10, 2023

A great candidate for our small business' DNS management.

Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cloudflare

DNS is about security, accountability, effectiveness and control for us. We're implementing cloud-level DNS tools to allow employees to work better in spread out environments, while keeping business security - internal and external- firmly at the fore of all internet and intranet communications.

We're also adamant about the simplicity of managing IT features - little to no burden on staff, easy training and configuration.
  • Cloudflare has name recognition.
  • Free plan to get things rolling quickly which also allows employees to get their feet wet.
  • Simple Name Server deployment at a router or local machine level gets all DNS features.
  • Automatic categorization and block report helps track down issues and possible offenders.
  • Simple block page configuration lets staff no what is off-limits.
  • Features could be more intuitively laid out.
  • More definition and contrast from other Cloudflare products would help with onboarding.
  • Requires additional "WARP" software to get any kind of robust features beyond DNS blocking and tracking.
  • Employees' awareness of blocking always increases likelihood of corporate devices being used for corporate uses only.
  • While not feature-rich, we were able to configure the block lists quite expeditiously
We're working with CloudFlare for the balance of simplicity of configuration, cost and robustness. Our experiences of other software have been far too fiddly with pages of buried controls, far too simplistic, or full of scaling costs that make them prohibitive.
We onboarded ourselves quite successfully, and while we think the tools are oddly laid out, we also believe that training should be relatively straightforward when bringing on new staff.
We've not needed Cloudflare support.

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At its simplest, Cloudflare is great for small teams requiring a modest amount of DNS-level access-blocking and standard analytics based on location and categories of usage. You'll have to sort out DNS deployment to users using an additional tool.

Blocking insecure, dangerous or adult web activity is a breeze to set up with broad category blocklists.

It's also more than adequate for home lab use.