Control which domains you want to block.
Blocks bad domains
Where traditional antivirus solutions try to remove an infection after it happens, Barriqade stops you visiting websites distributing malware in the first place. It actually blocks so much more than just such domains.
Protects your privacy
Barriqade protects your privacy by blocking your entire device from contacting known advertisement, marketing and online tracking services. If your device is unable to contact those tracking services, then they won't be able to track your online activity.
Every browser, every app
Because Barriqade applies domain name (DNS) filtering on your device, it is able to filter every attempted domain visit made by any browser, application and even by Microsoft Windows itself.
Traditional ad blockers
Let's assume you want to block all your browsers, apps and even Windows from visiting malware distributing, or phishing domains. You could try your traditional ad blocker browser plugin to block some domains. However, that ad blocker is usually limited to blocking just ads in one particular browser. It does not block the many known bad domains that are not related to ads.
And what about telemetry and tracking services used by apps and Microsoft Windows? How are you going to block those with a traditional ad blocker? Your traditional ad blocker cannot help you here...
Barriqade is the solution
Barriqade is a small application that reviews all your device's domain visits against a number of blacklists and your own domain filtering rules. If the domain name being requested is blacklisted, then the domain visit is blocked. Barriqade can therefore be seen as a DNS firewall that is capable of filtering so much more than a classical ad blocker browser plugin can.
barriqade (noun) : a virtual barricade to stop people going to undesirable domains.
|Most Ad Blockers||Barriqade|
|Blocks Ad-blocker detection services||-|
|Blocks Malware, Ransomware, Phishing||-|
|Blocks Software Telemetry Services||-|
|Supports all your browsers and Windows applications||-|
|Allows detailed insights into visited domains||-|
|Offers on-device caching of DNS responses, reducing latency||-|
|Quality of lists of domains||Low||High|