OpenDNS Teams With D-Link to Deliver the Easiest and Most Effective Router-Based Parental Controls Available, Protect Every Internet-Connected Device in the Household

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As wireless devices proliferate, OpenDNS and D-Link partner to easily protect families on everything from iPads to Xboxes straight through D-Link routers.

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 a strategic partnership with D-Link to deliver router-based parental controls on consumer model D-Link routers and provide families the easiest and most effective way to protect every Internet connected device in the household. More than 20 million people already trust their Internet to OpenDNS and this technology integration enables millions more to secure their Internet from unsafe content.

“As more children gain access to the Internet through computers, mobile devices and gaming consoles, parents are in need of an easy online security solution to protect against Internet content,” says Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. “D-Link routers featuring OpenDNS offer easy-to-use parental controls on all your network-connected devices right at the router – delivering comprehensive, family-safe network security and performance without the need for setting controls on each device.”

OpenDNS parental controls on D-Link routers are the absolute easiest-to-use parental controls service available, requiring only a few simple steps in the initial router set-up. OpenDNS, which gives parents the option to block more than 55 categories of Web content, is the first service to take effect immediately across every device connecting to the Internet through the D-Link router, including laptops, desktops, iPhones, iPads, Android Devices, Xboxes, Wiis, Playstations and more. Parents are even given the opportunity to customize their parental control level down to individual websites, choosing to block specific sites that are problematic for their household.

”Integrating OpenDNS on D-Link consumer routers is a win for households everywhere as it provides families a fast and easy way to manage the Internet content they deem unsafe. Just enable OpenDNS when you install your router and every Internet-connected device in your household is instantly protected,” said OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch. “D-Link is a world-class brand and we’re proud to partner and bring a safer Internet to millions more people.”

The partnership between D-Link and OpenDNS is highly significant as it gives parents the first and absolute easiest way to create a safe, appropriate, custom Internet for their family that is accessible on every Internet-connected device, directly through their D-Link router with no additional software to install. OpenDNS on D-Link devices empowers parents to easily secure their home Internet access from identity theft “phishing” websites, tempting academic fraud websites and a host of other unsavory content. Further, unlike traditional software-based parental controls that can bloat a computer and slow it down, OpenDNS has the unique added benefit of actually speeding Web page load times and making Internet connectivity in a household generally more reliable.

More information about OpenDNS-ready D-Link routers is available online at http://www.dlink.com.

Availability
D-Link routers featuring OpenDNS parental controls will be available in the coming months throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in North America and at the company’s online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com. Detailed availability and MSRP pricing is as follows:

  •     HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657 ) – available now for $149.99
  •     Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) – available in August for $119.99

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. OpenDNS is the favorite and most trusted DNS service of network administrators everywhere. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com

About D-Link
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environment, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit http://www.dlink.com or connect with D-Link on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (http://www.Twitter.com/dlink).

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