RideNow Powersports Secures 22 Locations and Significantly Improves Internet Security with OpenDNS Enterprise

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Large U.S. powersports dealer deploys OpenDNS Enterprise to consolidate Internet security management and protect retail locations and employees from exposure to Internet threats and objectionable content.

OpenDNS Enterprise is a comprehensive solution that saves us time and money

OpenDNS, the world's largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet security and DNS services that deliver a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience to everyone, today announced RideNow Powersports has deployed OpenDNS Enterprise, the favorite Internet security solution of retailers, to comprehensively improve Internet security and reduce the total cost of ownership for its malware prevention and content filtering initiatives. RideNow Powersports is a premier chain of motorcycle, ATV and watercraft dealerships with 22 locations across the U.S.

Prior to deploying OpenDNS Enterprise, RideNow Powersports was using Edgewave’s IPrism device, but was searching for a solution that would be more cost-effective to deploy across its 22 locations, as the Edgewave solution required time-consuming and expensive installation of filtering devices. RideNow Powersports was also looking for a solution that contained a more robust set of enterprise-specific features in order to improve the company’s overall Internet security strategy.

After an exhaustive review of available Internet security solutions, RideNow Powersports chose to deploy cloud-based OpenDNS Enterprise because it is the only solution for Web filtering that also protects against inbound and outbound malware through its unique, embedded malware-prevention technology. OpenDNS Enterprise protects against malware both by blocking access to known malicious sites and by disabling communication between downloaded malware and its online host, thus rendering the malware ineffective.

“OpenDNS Enterprise is a comprehensive solution that saves us time and money through its easy-to-manage content filtering and embedded malware protection,” said Joe Hennessy, systems and technology director for RideNow Powersports. “We couldn’t live without the extensive list of categories that make it easy for us to manage filtering at any of our locations with just a few clicks.”

RideNow Powersports selected OpenDNS Enterprise for content filtering because the service offered two immediate opportunities for the company to improve efficiency. First, the cloud-based technology can be deployed and managed from a single online Dashboard in a matter of minutes, eliminating the need for RideNow’s IT team to set up cumbersome devices or manage complex updates and allowing them to focus on more a proactive IT strategy. Second, OpenDNS Enterprise offers considerable network insight and stats so the IT team was able to quickly identify and filter content that it found to be harmful or distracting from core employee responsibilities.

Hennessy added: “Since deployment, our employees are no longer burdened by dealing with distracting or harmful Internet sites and they’re able to better focus on what’s most important: serving our customers. I would recommend OpenDNS Enterprise to any organization that is looking to improve efficiency and reduce IT management costs.”

About OpenDNS
OpenDNS is the world's leading provider of Internet security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, any time. OpenDNS provides millions of businesses, schools and households with a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience by protecting them from malicious Web threats and providing them control over how users navigate the Internet, while dramatically increasing the network's overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com.

About RideNow Powersports
RideNow Powersports has been touted by industry leaders as the largest and most professionally operated Powersports dealer group in the country. We started in 1983 as a small Honda dealership operating out of a rented building in Chandler, AZ. It grew quickly to two stores, and soon became a collective of dealerships in the Arizona market operating beneath one management group. Formerly known as the Arizona Motorsports Group, we have grown rapidly in the last few years. We now have 22 dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, Florida and Washington employing over 600 people. For more information, visit http://www.ridenow.com.


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