MikroTik is a latvian company founded in 1996 with main offices in Riga.
MikroTik produces hardware and software for Internet devices all around the world and is focused on routers and wireless ISP systems.
Mikrotik’s reseller chain is a very critical part of its business and covers almost the whole globe. A growing number of resellers combine website blocking with Mikrotik to block ddos attacks, router block dangerous websites, and mitigate the impact of wasted time at work.
The best solution to filter malicious content for MikroTik
FlashStart is the innovative content and malware filter for MikroTik RouterOS devices. It requires no additional hardware or software and does not perceivably impact Router performance. It operates as a cloud and by inspecting all DNS resolutions and filters the internet access based upon the end-user-defined security policy.
FlashStart is a high quality, fast and easy-to-use solution which is designed to be sold by the MikroTik resellers community worldwide.
Hundreds of Mikrotik’s Reseller and Distributors are successfully using FlashStart to increase the value of their RouterOS installation, to directly compete against the more expensive UTM and Firewall.
Some hot features
Easy to Setup
Thanks to an easy and efficient automatic setup script, it is possible to enable content and malware Filter on Mikrotik’s device in just a few minutes, with the benefit of an immediate internet safe experience.
Also DNS redirection enforcing rules are already provided in our installation script to avoid DNS circumnavigation by users. Providing a safe and clean internet user experience is an excellent way to ensure safety in networks and avoid bandwidth bottlenecks and infections, with the risk of data loss.
Automatic DNS redirection
A couple of easy firewall rules can automatically redirect any outbound DNS connection to FlashStart secure DNSs without the need to change resolvers into clients, a quite complex action on large networks and ISPs.
It is easy to create additional rules to balance outgoing traffic to both secure FlashStart DNSs (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52) and enforce network settings, avoiding users switching to a non-secure DNS resolver.
Mikrotik DNS over VPN
Mikrotik is also an excellent choice for Internet Service Providers, managing thousands of customers across fiber links, xDSL and Wi-Fi connections. FlashStart also adds an important feature to filter customers granuarly when accessing the Internet behind a shared carrier-grade NAT gateway: DNS over VPN. This cool feature creates a SSL-based VPN tunnel to only encapsulate DNS queries, creating a tunneled connections to FlashStart secure resolvers. In this way, despite many customers will share the same public IP address, our filtering platform will correctly identify any single customers. DNS over VPN can be easily setup
Auto-provisioning on multiple Routers
Mikrotik distributors and ISP network administrators can count on a massive provisioned deploy to equipe devices with content and malware filtering already onboard.
FlashStart also support dynamic IP authentication and DNS over VPN working model, making everything easy to be integrated on different network scenarios.
Thanks to our API set, it is easy to enrich customer’s reserved area providing, for example, the most important reports about internet usage (blocked websites, traffic per category, malware detected, etc.).
It is also possible to pilot a large number of functions through APIs, making FlashStart integration an amazing plus to offer interesting information to users about internet safety and malware prevention.