Browse Blog Posts In Category “General”

Meet Jeff Samuels, OpenDNS's First-Ever Chief Marketing Officer

Building a world-class cloud-delivered security platform requires assembling a passionate, talented team. We recently made a hugely important hire: Jeffrey Samuels, our first-ever Chief Marketing Officer. Jeff is no stranger to…

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Busted: 5 Common Myths About Web Security

Despite your best efforts to educate employees on the hazards of the Web, does it still seem like there are a few users who end up clicking where they shouldn’t? There are many security myths that still get passed from user to…

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Despite DNS break, OpenDNS users can still access Instagr.am links

Twitter this morning: This morning we noticed that Instagram’s short URL, Instagr.am, wasn’t resolving. Needless to say, Insta-fans were not happy. While hundreds of people were reporting the issue on Twitter, our engineering…

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Locking Down: Whitelist-Only Mode

In IT, the most effective tools are often also the most adaptive. We believe network security should work the way your business needs it to, and allow change to be simple. The new Umbrella Dashboard plays a huge role in making…

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Fresh from the Umbrella Product Team: Improved Policy Wizard

When OpenDNS launched Umbrella Mobility and Umbrella Everywhere, and moved Insights and Enterprise under the Umbrella security services product line, many OpenDNS business security customers were transitions over to the new…

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OpenDNS by the numbers in 2012

2012 was an outstanding year for OpenDNS. We’ve shared a number of great stats about the health of our business and the great security company we’re building with the press, and I wanted to share them here, too.

We grew our…

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Blue Coat + Crossbeam: Why doubling down on hardware won't make users more secure.

When I heard yesterday that Blue Coat had acquired Crossbeam Systems, which sells hardware designed to help companies consolidate security and networking infrastructure, I can’t say I was surprised. The security industry’s…

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Considering moving Internet security to the cloud in 2013? This webcast can help you decide.

IT has witnessed a massive shift to the cloud. The prevalence of cloud-based solutions (from CRM to finance to project management) has resulted in easier management, improved scalability and lower TCO across the board for IT…

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Watch the recorded webcast: Redefining Security for Nomadic Workers

Today’s Umbrella webcast, Redefining Security for Nomadic Workers, had more registrants than any other webcast in OpenDNS history. To us, this is a huge indicator of the challenges facing IT as admins seek to secure both the core…

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Ubiquitous connectivity requires ubiquitous security.

When I told you about Umbrella, the service we’re launching next month, I said we would be focused on helping you do two things: adapt to the changing threat landscape, and embrace the changing nature of how work gets done…

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