San Francisco (PRWEB) November 5, 2007
OpenDNS, the award-winning DNS provider that makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced Speedimpex has switched to OpenDNS from the DNS service it previously got from its Internet Service Provider (ISP). Speedimpex is the largest foreign press distributor in America, listing Starbucks and Barnes and Noble among its customers. OpenDNS is the world's largest, fastest-growing DNS service.
Like many companies, Speedimpex found the multiple network appliances and software apps it was running to be overwhelming. Network administrators were tasked with securing the network and blocking phishing Web sites, adult content and anything else deemed inappropriate for the workplace or otherwise reduces productivity -- in addition to ensuring the network operated optimally at all times.
"Our design architecture was routing all http traffic though our headquarters in New York City. There we were using routers packed with content filtering listings and black/white lists which had to be done manually," said Senior Network Administrator Saif Khan. "We were also using custom DNS black list via our local DNS servers, which, with the aid of custom programming was made possible to work, in most cases. We then depended on antivirus software on clients along with rock-solid GPOs to help us. It was overkill to maintain this."
After reaching a breaking point and deciding changes needed to be made to network operations, Khan and his staff tested OpenDNS and deemed it the perfect all-in-one solution. The improvements to the network were apparent instantly, and the team was amazed by the insight into network activity OpenDNS offers. Understanding which Web sites are problematic, combined with the power to remedy, has proved invaluable. The fact that OpenDNS provides a single location where everything from Web content filtering to network management is handled makes OpenDNS the single "best implementation" for the team.
"We simply added OpenDNS to our DNS servers and routers that perform our lookups. We no longer need to route all Internet traffic through our headquarters. We just pass them to their respective subnet DNS servers and OpenDNS does the rest," continued Khan.
"In the IT department, we get all the stats and make all the configurations in one place, OpenDNS.com. Now our employees can be more productive, we don't have to worry what site is being accessed and above all, porn, spyware, adware, phishing is now really blocked."
Khan and his staff have not looked back since making the switch and encourage other companies to follow their lead and use OpenDNS instead of the DNS they get by default from their ISP.
"OpenDNS has been the best implementation we've done," said Khan. "Their support staff's response time is like its DNS response time -- fast. Not only do we recommend OpenDNS to other network administrators, we recommend our staff to implement it at home, too."
Speedimpex is a national distributor of magazines and the only national distributor of foreign newspapers in the USA. In addition to serving local newsstands throughout the country, we are approved vendor to national chains such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, B. Dalton, Bookstar, Virgin Mega stores, HDS Retail, Tower, Bookland, Books A Million and others. Founded in 1962, our distribution network has grown to reach over 8000 stores from coast to coast. For more information about Speedimpex, please visit http://www.speedimpex.com
OpenDNS makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Based in San Francisco, the company operates a large distributed network that powers a new kind of recursive DNS (Domain Name System) service that provides all Internet users increased security, reliability and performance. OpenDNS is thoroughly committed to building and operating the best DNS platform in the world and to improving the Internet. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com
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