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OpenDNS Your Family by Glen Roberts


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Find out why everyone should use OpenDNS at home.

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OpenDNS Your Family by Glen Roberts

  1. 1. OpenDNS Your Family Why Everyone Should Be Using OpenDNS at HomeSaturday, July 9, 2011
  2. 2. Home Use Benefits Security Defense Parental Controls Performance Boost ReportingSaturday, July 9, 2011
  3. 3. Security Defense Protect your family from bad sites that contain malware that could infect your systems Prevent phishing email scams from being successful by blocking access to bad sites linked to in phishing emails PhishTank fraud protection from emails and sites that try to get your personal and credit card info Proxy anonymizer blocking Botnet protectionSaturday, July 9, 2011
  4. 4. Parental Controls Protect your children from inappropriate content You choose which sites and content to block Web filtering is configurable by categories or at the site level Whitelisting and blacklisting Use customized block pages that tell your kids why a site is blocked Your guests are protected when using your family WiFiSaturday, July 9, 2011
  5. 5. Performance Boost Faster domain name resolution than your local ISP can handle OpenDNS is cloud-based vs. software-based methods for boosting web browsing performance No software needs to be installed on any endpoints A quick update to your wireless router will help protect all your family’s computers, mobile phones, tablets, entertainment devices and gaming systems 100% uptime for the past four yearsSaturday, July 9, 2011
  6. 6. Reporting Web-based reporting dashboard can be accessed from anywhere in the world Activity at home can be monitored while you are at work View browsing history from all devices on your network Review attempts to access blocked content Identify infected machines phoning homeSaturday, July 9, 2011
  7. 7. OpenDNS Facts Largest DNS host in the world 12 data centers worldwide Over 20 million users 27 billion queries/day 500,000 requests/second during peak time Over 40,000 schools use OpenDNS 33% of American public schools use OpenDNSSaturday, July 9, 2011
  8. 8. About Glen Roberts Glen Roberts is an IT management professional working on his Master of Science in Information Security Management degree at the SANS Technology Institute. You can reach Glen by email at or by phone at (512) 966-3425. Glen’s personal website is, July 9, 2011