Lifeguard Ambulance Deploys OpenDNS for Web Security at 23 Locations Nationwide

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Lifeguard Ambulance, trusted provider of emergency services, selects cloud-based OpenDNS Web security solution for easy deployment and management for multiple physical and mobile sites.

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At this point we couldn’t run our networks without the assistance of OpenDNS

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 Lifeguard Ambulance is using OpenDNS to provide the most comprehensive content filtering at 23 locations. Lifeguard Ambulance is a trusted provider of emergency medical treatment, support and transportation. Its 750 employees serve branches across the Southeastern U.S. and Costa Rica.

Prior to deploying OpenDNS, Lifeguard Ambulance did not have a Web content filtering solution in place. Its network was sluggish due to employee use of video streaming and downloading sites and was additionally overwhelmed with viruses and malware from unfiltered browsing.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Lifeguard Ambulance’s work, there was a clear and immediate need for a Web security solution that could be quickly deployed across a large network. The team explored numerous solutions but each required expensive and high-maintenance hardware or software that would have to be manually configured at each of the 23 locations.

Lifeguard Ambulance selected OpenDNS because the cloud-based comprehensive Web security solution could easily be deployed across all locations without having to install and maintain additional hardware or software. Lifeguard also chose OpenDNS because it can not only be provisioned on mobile devices, tablets or laptops but managed remotely from one as well.

“We picked OpenDNS at the recommendation of an employee because it’s a quick, cost-effective way to filter any public IP without having to install and maintain additional hardware or software,” said Michael Carroll, IT director for Lifeguard Ambulance. “Plus, because we have 23 physical locations and numerous traveling devices, it was essential that we found a solution that be managed remotely. OpenDNS won hands down.”

Since deploying OpenDNS, Lifeguard Ambulance has not only seen a dramatic increase in network performance and safety, but has also improved employee productivity and relations. “At this point we couldn’t run our networks without the assistance of OpenDNS,” added Carroll. “I would recommended it to other systems administrators in a second.”

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 Lifeguard Ambulance
Lifeguard Air Ambulance, Inc. and Lifeguard Transportation Service, Inc. together operate (5) five aircraft and (125) one hundred twenty-five ground vehicles in four states and two countries. The team members consist of over 750 medical and non-medical personnel - pilots, aircraft and vehicle mechanics, EMTs, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, Registered Nurses, Physicians, and Administration and Billing Staff. Lifeguard's mission is to provide only the highest quality patient care and comfort available in the industry today. The company's success can be directly attributed to the dedication of Lifeguard team members and their commitment to that mission. As they head into the future, Lifeguard sets its compass for continued growth, unsurpassed customer service and professional satisfaction for its customers, patients and team members.

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