Fischer Skis US, the World's Leading Ski Manufacturer, Chooses OpenDNS for Robust Cloud-Based Web Content Filtering

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Fischer Skis chooses OpenDNS over Sonicwall for cloud-based web content filtering that's easy to manage and economical to implement.

OpenDNS, provider of the world's leading Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced that Fischer Skis US has deployed OpenDNS's Web content filtering services to protect its network and increase employee productivity. Fischer Skis US is the world's leading ski producer, and athletes wearing Fischer Skis won more medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics than any other ski brand.

Fischer Skis was drawn to OpenDNS because of the robust cloud-based Web content filtering services available at a low cost. According to Nate Abbott of Abbott Business Networks, which implemented OpenDNS on behalf of Fischer Skis, they considered Sonicwall's service, but "they felt the Web filtering service device and subscription were too expensive." By contrast, with no appliance to buy, and no expensive maintenance or administrative costs, OpenDNS saves companies like Fischer Skis a sizable portion of its IT budget.

What's more, "productivity has improved," continues Abbott, as a result of the OpenDNS' Web content filtering deployment. Fischer Ski employees can now work with fewer distractions, and network administrators can rest assured that employees are staying safe online.

Prior to choosing OpenDNS for its Web content filtering, Fischer Skis used firewall filtering rules to restrict employee access to certain Web sites, according to Abbott, but the list of sites Fischer Skis wanted to block were "a moving target and hard to keep up with." Using OpenDNS' category filters, as well as a customized list of blocked domains, managing Web content filtering has never been easier for Abbott and the team at Fischer Skis.

Says Abbott, "OpenDNS provides just the right mix of protection and ease of management."

About OpenDNS
OpenDNS is the world's leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network's overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com.

About Fischer Skis US
The 2010 Olympic Games are history, and Fischer has gone into the history books. With an incredible 76 medals (31 x gold, 21 x silver and 24 x bronze), these were the most successful Winter Games ever for the Austrian company.

Fischer Skis is the world's leading producer of Alpine and Nordic (Cross Country) skis, bindings, boots, poles and accessories for professional and amateur racers as well as recreational skiers.
Fischer Skis US is the United States distribution division located in Auburn, New Hampshire. For more information about Fischer products, please see our website at http://www.fischerskis.com, or ask your local ski retailer.

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