Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Selects OpenDNS Enterprise Insights

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Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’s IT support organization has upgraded to OpenDNS Enterprise Insights for improved threat discovery and containment and granular, per-user visibility into the organization’s network.

With OpenDNS Enterprise Insights we can immediately identify which machines are attempting to access the malicious site and at what time.

OpenDNS, the world's largest Internet-wide security network – making the Internet safer, faster and more reliable for more than 50 million people every day – today announced Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is using OpenDNS Enterprise Insights, the industry’s most innovative, proactive, end-to-end enterprise security solution for threat discovery and containment with robust user-level functionality. JMAA provides support for Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field in Mississippi.

JMAA was already using OpenDNS Enterprise when it began testing an early-release version of OpenDNS Enterprise Insights. Prior to deploying OpenDNS Enterprise, the JMAA team was using the Websense Web filtering solution, SurfControl. Frustrated with the amount of time required to manage a server-based solution, the team went in search of a cloud-based solution that wouldn’t require patches or updates. Shawn Hanks, IT Manager for JMAA, explained, “We have a small IT staff, so initially we needed a straightforward service to simply let the good in and keep the bad out, no matter if our employees Internet browsing experience was intentional or not.”

The launch of OpenDNS Enterprise Insights came at an ideal time for the JMAA team as they were seeking increased empowerment to identify the source of attempted malware downloads on the network and take action. JMAA chose to upgrade to OpenDNS Enterprise Insights because the service offers a complete end-to-end security solution, providing both threat discovery and prevention with per-user and per-device visibility, that doesn’t require complex deployment or management.

“OpenDNS Enterprise has always done a great job of showing us that someone on the network was trying to access a site with malware – and more importantly – preventing it,” Hanks said. “Now with OpenDNS Enterprise Insights and the Active Directory integration we can immediately identify which machines are attempting to access the malicious site and at what time.” This increase in actionable intelligence allows the JMAA team to quickly take action on the network.

With the launch of OpenDNS Enterprise Insights, OpenDNS remains loyal in its commitment to providing products and services that are simple to deploy and easy to manage. Before the launch of OpenDNS Enterprise Insights, this level of security and visibility would have required a complex deployment of heavy appliances and software. OpenDNS Enterprise Insights offers revolutionary and lightweight security technology that can be easily managed through the cloud.

“With OpenDNS Enterprise Insights, I don't have to use remote access to connect to a VPN server, then remote desktop into a client to check the status. I simply login on my iPhone or iPad from anywhere,” Hanks said. “Having a product like OpenDNS allows us to focus our time and energy on all of the other big picture items, knowing that OpenDNS is working to protect our network and end users.”

Hanks concluded: “I've been extremely pleased with the product. I was able to make a couple of DNS changes on the server, setup our IP range online, and it instantly started protecting our network. The simplicity of the product allows me to focus my time and energy on other tasks.”

OpenDNS Enterprise Insights provides critical management of and visibility into botnet traffic and is available immediately. Please visit http://www.opendns.com/insights for evaluation and purchasing details.

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 Jackson Municipal Airport Authority
The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority owns and operates Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field. The organization connects the airport patrons to the worldwide intermodal transportation network. For more information about The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, visit http://www.jmaa.com.

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