Independent Review of OpenDNS Enterprise: “Definitely Recommended” for Malware Protection, Content Filtering

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Leading IT firm Spiceworks.com publishes independent evaluation of OpenDNS Enterprise, deems the service a “potent counter to appliance-based solutions.”

"Definitely recommended... Ease of installation and configuration – really a no-brainer here, this could not be more simple."

OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced that leading IT firm Spiceworks.com published an independent evaluation of OpenDNS Enterprise. The review is thorough in its assessment of the service and ultimately recommends the service for its web content filtering and robust malware and botnet protection. Spiceworks also runs one of the largest IT forums on the Internet and is recognized as an authority on IT challenges.

According to the review, Spiceworks.com set up OpenDNS Enterprise at its Austin, Texas corporate headquarters for the evaluation. Initially the service was considered to address issues the company considered directly correlated to rapid growth – more employees using the Internet and accessing high-bandwidth sites slowed network speed, and growing concern about network security.

“OpenDNS Enterprise was selected to provide both web content filtering and malware/botnet abatement services. Other options under consideration included dedicated appliance-based systems and open solutions. The primary reasons for selecting OpenDNS Enterprise were its simplicity in setup and cost, as well as favorable reviews in media,” writes author and Spiceworks.com Systems Administrator Kris Bushover. “Ease of installation and configuration – really a no-brainer here, this could not be more simple.”

Additional strengths of OpenDNS Enterprise cited by the review include:

  •     “Reporting - very robust reporting on requests and traffic types.”
  •     “Ability to manually block and unblock domains - provides for a very granular level of control over web content.”
  •     “Ability to customize block pages - this allows us to put in custom messaging and a logo around the block page and instruct the user on what to do next, if anything.”

In conclusion, the review firmly recommends OpenDNS Enterprise to organizations seeking “a general web content filtering capability and malware and botnet protection.” Bushover sums his recommendation by writing, “The absolute ease of setup and low cost make for a potent counter to appliance-based solutions.”

The full review can be found on Spiceworks.com: http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/138379-opendns-enterprise-a-review

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.

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