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5 Recommendations for Security Without Baggage

Baggage is often an emotionally-charged word. It can refer to the reason you have to pay exorbitant fees while travelling, or that ex that you had to cut ties with before they went fatal attraction on you. So applying the term…

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Code Community: OpenLate Goes International

About every two weeks since February, OpenDNS has been hosting its OpenLate meetup at our San Francisco office. From 7PM to Midnight, we invite programmers to hang out in our office and work on their own projects. Engineers at…

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Evolution of the MSP

OpenDNS has been working with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for almost 5 years. During that time, we’ve seen some pretty profound changes to the industry. MSPs have evolved and adapted in many ways to better suit the market,…

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Answering Your Big Questions on Big Data

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last ten years, you have heard the term “big data.” Do you know what it means? If you’re like most people, you probably answered something to the effect of “kinda.” Well,…

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Code Community: Introducing OpenLate @ OpenDNS

OpenDNS HQ is located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, which is known for technology startups. During the day, coffee shops are filled with coders building the newest technology – but around 7PM or so, these…

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Rethinking Cyber-Security in the Age of Relentless Attacks

As cyber-attacker motivations evolve and converge, so too must our approach to security. According to the Ponemon Institute, only 39% of security practitioners believe their security is effective at preventing advanced persistent…

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The Art of Security

I have the pleasure of walking through the doors of 145 Bluxome Street everyday. It’s an office where we can achieve anything, filled with individuals who are talented at their trade and a team who is inspired by the company’s…

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OpenDNS Recognized as #1 Innovative Enterprise Security Startup

The marketing people wanted a serious title, but my alternate title for this post would be “Why being ‘other’ in security is actually a great thing.” Today, Justin Somaini (current Chief Trust Officer of Box, Inc. and…

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OpenDNS and FireEye: A New Security Partnership

When it comes to protecting a single location or network perimeter, appliance-based solutions seem to rule the day. While typically expensive, their ability to detect and enforce is second to none when protecting a single internet…

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I remember thinking to myself when I first started working at OpenDNS, “Man, I am really enjoying this job and this company. It’s gonna be a sad day when I no longer feel like working here anymore.” This was a reference to…

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