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“I have a next generation firewall (NGFW)—why do I still need OpenDNS?”

This question is one we get all the time both from prospects in the beginning stages of investigating cloud-delivered network security services as well as customers we have worked with for years. We never claim to be a “catch…

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Stuxnet Meets Fukushima—How Realistic Is The New Blackhat Film?

According to Andrew Hay, senior security research lead at OpenDNS, the storyline for Michael Mann’s new film, titled Blackhat, about an international crime ring of evil hacker masterminds was easy to identify. In a post…

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Once More into the Breach…¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We’ve recently closed the book on 2011 2012 2013 2014, all named the Year of the Breach. Last year saw more, and more severe, breaches reported in the news than ever before—huge names like Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan, and…

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Sony Pictures and North Korea: The Answers You Haven't Heard Yet

Editor’s note: As 2014 draws to a close, the news has been dominated by high-profile breaches, country-wide Internet outages and widespread discussion about the current state of information security. The OpenDNS blog team sat…

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Sony Reveals An Even Bigger Attack on the Internet...This Time, the MPAA is Behind It

The Interview is out now in theaters and streaming on YouTube (and elsewhere). There have now been a cross-section of experts in entertainment, celebrity lifestyle, foreign policy, and Internet security that have all weighed-in…

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Looking Ahead: Predictions for Cloud Security in 2015

The end of the year always seems to invite reflection and contemplation. At OpenDNS, we definitely have a lot to look back on. This past year we announced a new platform for delivering security, unveiled a new funding round with…

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Customer Success Update: Our First Customer Advisory Board Meeting

Last week, we brought together a dozen senior security executives from some of our most strategic customers for our inaugural customer advisory board (CAB) meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to gather thought leaders across…

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Five Questions: Your Top Support Requests...Answered!

Hi, I’m Alexander Harrison, a customer support representative here at OpenDNS. My job is to ensure that all of your questions and challenges are met with the answers needed to get OpenDNS working for you. In this blog post,…

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Introducing a New Platform for Cloud-Delivered Security

“We are not getting the most out of our existing security products. They don’t talk to each other, and they don’t work when people leave the office.” This is what I hear from CIOs and CISOs when I talk about the OpenDNS…

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Team OpenDNS Talks Turkey: What We're Thankful for This Year

2014 has been flying by — it’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is already upon us! We have much to be grateful for this year: the amazing support of our users, customers, and partners, the incredibly innovative work from our…

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