Automotive Dealer with Multiple Locations Replaces Websense with OpenDNS Enterprise

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Thompson’s Honda selects OpenDNS Enterprise to protect the SMB’s multiple dealership locations from malware and unsafe content, maximizes limited IT resources with simple, cloud-based management.


OpenDNS freed our team from time-consuming and costly network management

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 Thompson’s Honda has deployed OpenDNS Enterprise, the favorite Internet security solution of automotive retailers, to more efficiently leverage limited IT resources and greatly improve network security. Thompson’s Honda is an automotive group providing top-tier customer service and satisfaction to the greater Terre Haute, Ind. area.

Prior to deploying OpenDNS Enterprise, Thompson’s Honda was using Websense for content filtering, but staffers were searching for a solution that would be less expensive, more straightforward and easier to install and maintain across its multiple dealership locations. The Websense solution required more extensive IT resources to manage and maintain on an ongoing basis than the company had available, as the Thompson’s Honda team focuses on efficient and informed sales and customer service, but, like many other SMBs, does not have a designated team to handle network management and Internet security

Thompson’s Honda selected OpenDNS Enterprise because the cloud-based solution was more cost effective than Websense, could be deployed in minutes across all locations and managed easily over the Web, in addition to offering powerful Web filtering and unique inbound and outbound malware and botnet protection. OpenDNS Enterprise provides simple-yet-sophisticated Web filtering that can be uniquely managed from a single cloud-based Dashboard, so changes to multiple locations can be made in a matter of moments. The combination of ease of deployment, management and robust security functionality – in stark contrast to the extremely complex and difficult-to-manage offerings of other security vendors – make OpenDNS Enterprise the ideal security solution for Thompson’s Honda.

“Internet security is very important to us, but we don’t have the resources for a full-time IT management team,” said Charles Frost, who handles network management and Internet security, in addition to other responsibilities, for Thompson’s Honda. “OpenDNS freed our team from time-consuming and costly network management by giving us rock solid malware protection and Web filtering without requiring any software, appliances or servers to manage.”

OpenDNS Enterprise offers its cutting-edge malware protection as a cloud-based service, so it scales almost infinitely to serve organizations of any size. That means OpenDNS Enterprise provides small businesses with the same industry-leading protection that it gives to Fortune 10 companies, globally-respected universities, 1 in 3 K-12 public schools in the U.S. and the world’s most trusted brands, while still providing them the lowest total cost of ownership.

“I would absolute recommend OpenDNS Enterprise to organizations of all sizes, including smaller organizations where network management responsibilities are shared,” added Frost. “Management of OpenDNS Enterprise gives us incredible confidence that our network is protected but it’s so easy to use that our staff is no longer spending time managing network security that could be spent serving our customers.”

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:

About Thompson’s Honda
Thompson’s Honda is a new and used Honda car dealership in Terre Haute, Ind. that sells the exciting new 2011 - 2012 Honda models including the all new 2011 - 2012 Honda Pilot, Accord, Civic and Element as well as a comprehensive array of used Honda and pre-owned cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs. Our courteous, experienced and professional staff is waiting to assist you. Browse the Thompson's Honda new and used car inventory online, submit any applicable forms, then come in for a test drive and talk with us about our fantastic car loan and Honda lease options. You can also request more information about any of our new or used vehicles, Honda auto parts, or Honda auto repair and service, by using our contact form. For more information, visit us at


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