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TMCNet:  SC Magazine Review Declares Umbrella by OpenDNS 'One of the Most Powerful Network Security Tools Available'

[August 19, 2014]

SC Magazine Review Declares Umbrella by OpenDNS 'One of the Most Powerful Network Security Tools Available'

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--

OpenDNS, the leading provider of cloud-delivered security, today announced that the company's Umbrella service was assessed to be "one of the most powerful network security tools available" by SC Magazine. The review, written by Technology Editor Peter Stephenson (News - Alert) and published in the magazine's August issue, can be read here: http://bit.ly/1y2bBNb

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Stephenson gave OpenDNS high marks for the service's ease of use, flexibility and in-depth reporting. He singled-out Umbrella's capability to provide threat protection over any port, protocol or app, and the ability for IT security personnel to leverage the platform's global threat visibility as key advantages of the service. Finally, Stephenson also pointed to the evolution of OpenDNS from a "largely free DNS ofering" to a cloud-delivered network security company. "This is a first-rate enhancement of a venerable service and we found nothing in it not to like - as would be expected with the service's pedigree," he wrote.

"SC Magazine and SC Labs are recognized around the world as a leading source of product evaluations for the information security industry," said Jeffrey Samuels, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenDNS. "This review echoes what our customers have been telling us: OpenDNS provides the best visibility and global protection against network threats. We offer a service that is extremely easy for enterprises to deploy and manage, with customers benefitting from global threat protection within minutes."

OpenDNS recently added new capabilities that protect enterprises from targeted attacks. Umbrella now gives enterprises visibility into the targeted nature of an attack by comparing their traffic to activity across the entire OpenDNS Global Network. OpenDNS also provides predictive intelligence about the infrastructure of the attackers' networks - offering protection before they launch a new attack. This enables OpenDNS customers to preemptively block bad network connections before they can do damage and prevent the exfiltration of sensitive corporate data.

About OpenDNS

OpenDNS is a leading provider of network security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. The Umbrella cloud-delivered network security service blocks advanced attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Its predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emergent threats before they can reach customers. OpenDNS protects all devices globally without hardware to install or software to maintain. For more information, please visit: www.opendns.com.


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