Medford Township Division of Fire Chooses OpenDNS for Reliable Web Security at an Unbeatable Price

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Fire department highlights OpenDNS' phishing protection, Web content filtering and remote management capabilities as the reasons for adoption

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 Medford Township Division of Fire has deployed OpenDNS's cloud-based recursive DNS service. The Medford Township Division of Fire, located in the historic village of Medford, NJ, protects the area's 22,253 residents with two fire stations and an emergency medical squad--all of them using OpenDNS.

The Division of Fire picked OpenDNS after dealing with computers threatened with computer virus or adware programs--that were able to be downloaded from sites that existing content filtering did not block. While the department had been using Web content filtering software previously, the need to provide robust Web security and content filtering to all users of its network, including mobile phones and Linux and Macintosh workstations left unprotected by the previous software, made OpenDNS the obvious choice. OpenDNS' Web security and content filtering solutions are cloud-based, so they work on any device connected to a network, without the need for software on each machine or an expensive appliance at each location.

Sean Galie, the systems administrator for the Medford Township Division of Fire, noted that users have singled out OpenDNS' phishing protection as a favorite feature. OpenDNS' phishing protection allows fire department Internet users to surf the Web with confidence that their online identities won't be compromised. What's more, Galie can manage the filtering and security settings for all three stations through OpenDNS' Web interface, without visiting each location every time he needs to update settings.

Galie said, "I previously used OpenDNS at home and at a previous job, and it continues to get better and better. Network users on their mobile devices have noticed the faster name resolution compared to Comcast and Verizon, and the phishing protection has been a real selling point to our responders. I would imagine further adoption of the service within other township departments based on the overall satisfaction we have had with each of the features."

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 Medford Township Division of Fire
The Medford Township Division of Fire provides firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services to the residents and businesses within the historic township of Medford, New Jersey from two fire stations and an emergency medical services squad. Our firefighters and emergency medical technicians provide services to an area of 40 square miles with a population of just over twenty two thousand residents. Our township is located on the edge of the Pinelands National Reserve in central Burlington County, New Jersey. To learn more, visit: http://www.medfordfire.org/.

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