Browse Blog Posts In Category “General”

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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Password Security Is as Easy as 1234567

Open Sesame! Passwords have existed in one form or another since ancient times. Once used to keep evildoers out of encampments, they now protect our data and identities from modern-day criminals. Apps, online accounts, ATMs, and…

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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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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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Delighting the Customer: Introducing the Umbrella Account Management Team

Delighting the customer is a common goal and familiar phrase for all OpenDNS employees. This aim permeates our culture and guides our growth. OpenDNS staff members are often recognized internally for going above and beyond…

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9 Things New Employees Learn in the First Week at OpenDNS

Starting a new job is tough. In addition to learning product details, understanding priorities, and figuring out new systems and processes, there’s all those names to remember! Since OpenDNS has been hiring like crazy for as…

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Behind the scenes: meet the engineering team dedicated to creating happy customers

We’ve frequently taken to this blog to share stories of how OpenDNS services make happy customers. But sometimes the process of creating a happy customer is dependent on some behind-the-scenes work. This work can manifest itself…

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The OpenDNS Forums and IdeaBank now live in our new Support Portal

Community has always been essential to OpenDNS, so as we continue to evolve our services, making it easier and safer for the community to participate is a top priority. That’s why we’re moving community.opendns.com to a new…

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