The City of Manvel, Texas, Picks OpenDNS for Web Content Filtering, Phishing Protection, and Advanced Network Reporting Features

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Manvel Relies on OpenDNS at its three locations: city hall, police department and public works, which handle all of the city's civil services.

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 City of Manvel, Texas has deployed OpenDNS's cloud-based recursive DNS service. The City of Manvel, Texas, located about 15 minutes south of Houston, provides its residents with an array of civil services at three locations: the city hall, the police department, and the public works department.

Manvel picked OpenDNS to solve a variety of problems: greater insight into network usage through advanced reporting, phishing protection, and Web content filtering--for all three locations, with minimal upfront costs. Without OpenDNS, Manvel would have to buy an expensive appliance for each location. Prior to OpenDNS, the city used its Internet service provider's recursive DNS service, but switched to OpenDNS, at first, to speed up its connection. Now the city has enabled the more advanced features of OpenDNS, and Ethan Bell, the systems administrator, is so thrilled with the service that he's planning for an upgrade to OpenDNS Deluxe in the coming fiscal year.

"The remote management capabilities makes my life much easier. I have one interface to effect changes at all my locations. There is no need to login to separately independent appliances," said Bell. He continued, "OpenDNS was easy to setup. OpenDNS has easy to understand, step-by-step instructions. The website is very intuitive and helpful. Anyone can protect their home or business network easily and with no or low upfront costs. There is nothing to download and install."

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:

About The City of Manvel
Manvel is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, United States. The current population is approximately 7,160 as of April 2008. Nicknamed "The City on the Rise," Manvel's population has more than doubled since the 2000 census. The town is led by mayor Delores Martin. For more information, visit


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