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Welcome Tokyo, Our 24th Data center!

There are cities and then there are megacities. Tokyo is the largest megacity in the world, with about 13 million people who call it home. As of last week, it’s also the home of OpenDNS’s 24th global data center! This new…

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BoxWorks Preview: Q & A with OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch

Editor’s note: Later today, OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch will be speaking at BoxWorks 2014 alongside Box Chief Trust Officer Justin Somaini and Securosis CEO and Analyst Rich Mogull about the role of cloud services in the security…

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All the Phish in the Sea

Every week, we hear of new threats to computer security: Cryptolocker, Heartbleed, Zeus. With so many different names and kinds of threats, it can be daunting to keep track of all the different ways that a computer can be…

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SC Magazine Review Calls Umbrella “One of the Most Powerful Network Security Services Available”

Since the launch of Umbrella over two years ago, OpenDNS has been focused on one goal that inspires the work of every department at the company: to provide compelling security value to our customers. Customer feedback is our…

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OpenDNS Is Heading to Vegas!

It’s no secret that the end of July/beginning of August means one thing in the world of information security: it’s party time. Hackers, suits, and sheep alike are heading to Vegas for the conference trifecta of Black Hat,…

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Spoiler Alert! You Are Under Attack

You may have heard that targeted attacks are on the rise—businesses are constantly under attack. The challenge that security professionals face is too much noise, and at the end of the day, it’s pretty hard to determine…

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What Is the Difference between Authoritative and Recursive DNS Nameservers?

DNS Overview The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the most essential parts of the Internet’s infrastructure. By using DNS, you can connect to a website like opendns.com without having to know the website’s IP address. (After…

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Creating a Culture of Security Awareness

If you follow cyber security news these days, you’ll find that there’s a lot to keep up on. Threats exist everywhere. Just in 2014 alone, we’ve heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL, the proliferation of…

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Targeted Attacks by Penguins, Cyborgs and Athletes

It’s All About The Data Today, data defines our personal identities, companies’ intellectual property, and businesses’ reputations. Your credit ratings, a company’s competitive advantage, and even stock prices are damaged…

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You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

Buzzwords are the worst, and unfortunately the security industry is rife with jargon—terms that either don’t mean anything in the first place or try ineffectively to dress up un-sexy verbiage for marketing purposes. You’ll…

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