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Using OpenDNS to protect your network.

by Jason GreenJuly 6, 2009

Make your network safer, faster, smarter, and more reliable.

OpenDNS is a free service that works for networks of all sizes, from home networks to K-12 schools, SMBs and large enterprises.

Here is why I like OpenDNS and I use it on my networks, even at home!

It’s really easy to deploy, you only have to change your DNS Addresses to: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

  • Security

Industry-leading anti-phishing protects everyone on your network from fraudulent phishing scams.

Award-winning Web content filtering gives you the power to block up to 50 categories of content.

Detailed statistics empower you to understand your network traffic and spot trends before they become problems.

  • Infrastructure

OpenDNS’s distributed network makes Web sites load noticeably faster on your network.

They use something called Anycast routing technology which is supposed to make your Internet more reliable.

  • Navigation

Browser Shortcuts let your users map a short term to a long URL via the address bar.

Typo correction auto-corrects the most common typos in top-level domains.

OpenDNS Guide also provides helpful search results when your users try to visit a Web site that isn’t resolving. Ok, maybe that’s a little bit more for them to recoupe the costs of running those servers for us. But hey, at least I know they are not malicious…

Make your network safer, faster, smarter, and more reliable.
OpenDNS is a free service that works for networks of all sizes, from home networks to K-12 schools, SMBs and large enterprises. Learn more about how OpenDNS can benefit you by selecting your network type on the left.
Here are just a few reasons millions of people have already made the switch:
Security
Industry-leading anti-phishing protects everyone on your network from fraudulent phishing scams.
Award-winning Web content filtering gives you the power to block up to 50 categories of content.
Detailed statistics empower you to understand your network traffic and spot trends before they become problems.
Infrastructure
Our globally distributed network makes Web sites load noticeably faster on your network.
Anycast routing technology makes your Internet more reliable, freeing you of intermittent outages.
Navigation
Browser Shortcuts let your users map a short term to a long URL via the address bar.
Typo correction auto-corrects the most common typos in top-level domains.
OpenDNS Guide provides helpful search results when your users try to visit a Web site that isn’t resolving.
About The Author
Jason Green
The writer and owner of Green Complex, Jason is an A+ Certified for Computer Hardware egghead and Eagle Scout since 1999 but has been building computers and programming for much longer. An enthusiast to say the least, his hobbies also include photography, video games, and reading. See his proficiencies on Smarterer.

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