OpenDNS Awarded Australia’s Highest Honor for Content Filtering Accuracy and Effectiveness

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After months of rigorous testing, Internet Industry Association (IIA) grants OpenDNS its highest certification for content filtering and Internet security.

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 Australia’s Internet Industry Association (IIA) has named OpenDNS a Family Friendly Filter, a coveted distinction that helps guide the Australian public, including schools and businesses, when selecting a solution for Internet safety and security.

The IIA certification is highly regarded because of the exhaustive testing that products and services must undergo to achieve it. The evaluation, which takes place over the course of several months, expects near-perfection from an Internet security solution and seeks to review effectiveness, ease of use, configurability and availability of support, among other things.

OpenDNS is the most widely-adopted DNS and Web security solution in the world, today chosen by more than 1 in 3 schools in the United States and by hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and businesses around the world. OpenDNS, the favorite service of parents and network administrators, alike, provides the most comprehensive Web content management and security solution available, and is uniquely capable of being managed remotely and without installing any software, making it especially practical for broad deployment.

“We’re thrilled to be named an IIA recommended Internet filter and become the only cloud-based solution on the list,” said David Ulevitch, CEO and Founder of OpenDNS. “It’s a huge compliment that IIA invested such ample resources to evaluate and rigorously test OpenDNS, and ultimately recommend it to the Australian public. ”

Representative of OpenDNS’s popularity, the service was nominated to the IIA for review by a happy OpenDNS user in Australia, Easyweb Digitial. Easyweb is a large provider of wireless hotspots and kiosk locations across Australia. Director Darryl Clarke invested both time and resources to manage the process of submitting OpenDNS to the IIA.

“We’d been using OpenDNS for quite some time in our public wireless projects so we knew that it was the optimal solution for the libraries in the rural Northern Territories,” said Clarke. “It was a lengthy endeavor to get OpenDNS submitted for the exclusive testing process, but because it is the best option available to serve our end-users, we knew it was worth fighting for.”

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 IIA
The Internet Industry Association is Australia's national Internet industry organization. It is a non-profit, private sector industry body funded by its members. Members include telecommunications carriers, content creators and publishers, web developers, e-commerce traders and solutions providers, hardware vendors, systems integrators, banks, insurance underwriters, Internet law firms, ISPs, educational and training institutions, Internet research analysts and a range of other businesses providing professional and technical support services. On behalf of its members, the IIA provides policy input to government and advocacy on a range of business and regulatory issues, to promote laws and initiatives which enhance access, equity, reliability and growth of the medium within Australia. The IIA website is at


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