OpenDNS Opens Six European Datacenters to Meet Explosive Demand for Umbrella Web Security Services

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Leading cloud security firm extends the world’s largest Internet security network’s footprint by bringing its total number of global datacenters to 19, immediately improving the speed and performance of all its cloud services.


The new datacenters bring OpenDNS’s security services closer to millions of European users

OpenDNS, the world’s leading provider of cloud-delivered Web security services, today announced it opened six new datacenters at Europe’s busiest Internet intersections. The new datacenters, located in Prague, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania, bring OpenDNS’s security services closer to millions of European users. This expansion results in improved speed, capacity and reliability for users worldwide.

Scaling its global infrastructure is the next step in OpenDNS’s aggressive strategy to extend the company’s Umbrella line of cloud-delivered Web security services. The company recently announced plans to rapidly grow its comprehensive go-to-market efforts after recruiting Stefan Dyckerhoff to join its board and receiving a round of Series B funding from Sutter Hill Ventures.

“Systems and network administrators everywhere are seeing skyrocketing Web traffic as a result of exploding device diversity, global adoption of cloud-based platforms and the increasing number of employees that work outside the office, on any available Wi-Fi network,” said OpenDNS Founder and CEO David Ulevitch. “The added capacity, load-balancing activities and resiliency of the new European datacenters result in immediate performance improvements for our European customers and ensure our global network and Umbrella services scale far in advance of their business needs.”

Umbrella by OpenDNS is a completely cloud-delivered Web security solution that provides powerful protection against malware, botnets and phishing. The cloud delivery model enables IT to extend malware protection and Web filtering to employees who take laptops and mobile devices off the network, while simultaneously giving IT vital visibility and control.

WiFi SPARK, which partners with OpenDNS to provide Umbrella Web security services to its hundreds of managed Wi-Fi customers across the U.K., emphasized the value of OpenDNS’s increased capacity and resiliency in Europe: “It’s great to hear that OpenDNS is going from strong to stronger. Adding Umbrella to our tool belt has allowed us to focus on running our own core wireless network solutions and further develop new features. Knowing that we can offer security solutions with guaranteed 100 percent uptime reassures us that there are no weak links in the chain.”

OpenDNS, which delivers 50 billion DNS requests daily proudly reports zero downtime since the company’s launch in 2006, and transparently shares network performance details on its website. The company plans to continue its global expansion strategy throughout 2013.

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, anytime. 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. The company’s cloud-delivered Umbrella security products protect enterprise users from malware, botnets and phishing regardless of location or device. At the heart of all OpenDNS services is the OpenDNS Global Network, the world’s largest Internet-wide security network, securing 50 million active users daily through 19 data centers worldwide. For more information, please visit:

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