TechConnect Selects OpenDNS Enterprise for Continuously-Updated, Real Time Malware Protection

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Internet advertising and gaming company chooses OpenDNS Enterprise to ensure employees and network are protected from malicious Web threats.

OpenDNS Enterprise is an ideal fit for an Internet-focused company.

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 TechConnect is using OpenDNS Enterprise, the favorite solution of businesses of all sizes that require an easy-to-manage, scalable security service. TechConnect is using OpenDNS Enterprise to ensure its employees are protected from stumbling upon malicious sites and downloading malware that could transmit sensitive data outside its network.

TechConnect is an Internet company with divisions focused both on advertising and gaming. Because the company is driven wholly and completely by Internet activity, and employees are continuously accessing foreign or unfamiliar sites, they are at a significantly high risk of encountering a malicious site and inadvertently downloading malware. The IT team at TechConnect needed a way to proactively combat malicious threats in order to avoid having their time monopolized by malware cleanup and to ensure that private or sensitive data wasn’t at risk of being transmitted off the TechConnect network by botnets.

Although TechConnect was running desktop antivirus software on individual machines, malware was still sneaking in, requiring costly and time-intensive clean-up. “We needed a way to ensure that when our publishing department vets new advertisers and websites that want to join our ad network, they’re protected from potentially harmful sites,” said Michiel Beenen, CEO of TechConnect. “Apart from that, we also wanted to make sure that our office was using the most stable and speedy DNS service available.”

TechConnect selected cloud-based OpenDNS Enterprise for malware protection because the service is continually updated in real-time, so there are no software updates or lag time for installations or upgrades, and as soon as new malicious sites are identified TechConnect employees are automatically protected. OpenDNS blocks malware in two ways: It prevents access to malicious sites so employees can’t download malware and it disables botnet communication, ensuring sensitive data remains airtight. The technology also ensures that malware isn’t transmitted across an organization’s network.

“We would highly recommend OpenDNS Enterprise,” Beenen said. “We looked extensively at other services and not only would we have ended up paying more, the quality of the solution just wasn’t as effective.”

OpenDNS Enterprise also gives Beenan the ability to easily share network insights and support responsibilities with multiple members of his team, allowing them to effortlessly collaborate on the best way to address trends before they become problems. From anywhere, through a single Web-based dashboard, any member of the IT team can monitor network statistics, update settings, or even deploy new networks.

Beenen concluded, “The nature of our work means that our team is using the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security is of the highest importance, and OpenDNS Enterprise allows us to easily make sure every single employee is protected from possible threats. It’s an ideal fit for an Internet-focused company.”

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 TechConnect
The TechConnect Group exists of two main companies: BannerConnect, an independent specialist facilitating automated trading for internet advertising at national and international level next to this we also have InterWave Studios, a brand new game development company that creates both casual games for mobile and web and high quality gaming titles like Nuclear Dawn that is available on Steam. For more information, visit http://www.techconnect.nl/.

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