Broadcast authentication is used to determine legitimate packet from authorized user. The received packet can be forwarded or used for the further purpose. The use of digital signature is one of the compromising methods but it is followed by high complexity especially in the verification process. That phenomenon is used by the adversary to force the user to verify a lot of false packet data. Kind of Denial of Service (DoS) which attacks the main signature can be mitigated by using pre-authentication methods as the first layer to filter false packet data. The objective of the filter is not replacing the main signature but as an addition to actual verification in the sensor node. This paper contributes in comparing the cost of computation, storage, and communication among several filters. The result shows Pre- Authenticator and Dos Attack-Resistant scheme have the lower overhead than the others. Thus followed by needing powerful sender. Moreover, the key chain is promising methods because of efficiency and effectiveness.