Rhode Island Blood Center Relies on OpenDNS for Faster DNS Resolution, Advanced Reporting and an Additional Layer of Web Security

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The RIBC uses OpenDNS at all five locations across the state to speed up and secure its Internet connection.

OpenDNS, provider of the world’s leading Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced that the Rhode Island Blood Center has deployed OpenDNS’s recursive DNS resolution services to speed up and protect its Internet connection. The Rhode Island Blood Center operates five locations across the state and serves as the only source of blood for Rhode Island hospitals.

The Rhode Island Blood Center picked OpenDNS for its faster response times compared to its Internet Service Provider’s DNS resolution, and to add an extra layer of security to the RIBC’s network. OpenDNS helps protect the Rhode Island Blood Center’s employees from falling victim to phishing scams and malicious websites. As an added bonus, OpenDNS provides the RIBC with detailed statistics and reporting, so network administrators get greater insight into DNS and website traffic.

“OpenDNS is a great service, and one I always recommend to clients and colleagues in the field,” said David Reynolds, the systems manager for the Rhode Island Blood Center.

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 the Rhode Island Blood Center
Rhode Island Blood Center was established in 1979 as a non-profit community blood center. The Blood Center is the only source of blood and blood products for the hospitals’ of Rhode Island while also serving customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Employing more than 350 individuals in a variety of positions, the Blood Center also works with some 180 volunteers, and operates five fixed donor centers throughout the Rhode Island. Working with a variety of sponsors, the Blood Center also runs more than 3,000 mobile blood drives annually. To learn more, visit http://www.ribc.org.

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