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8th July 2015 News

What is OpenDNS?

OpenDNS a cloud-delivered network security service.  The service proactively protects Users from advanced malware, botnets and phishing attacks.  Unlike reactive signature-based tools, OpenDNS leverages big data analytics and real-time algorithmic learning machines processing over one million events per second.  This 2% cross section of the world’s Internet activity enables OpenDNS to predict and prevent attacks.  It protects Users on and off network, across any port, protocol, or app.  Because *Umbrella is delivered via the Cloud, it is lightning-fast and easily scalable.

Gone are the days where an Anti-Virus solution helped protect you, your business and Customer data.  Anti-Virus software can only react to known threats and can slow your computers down.  Over the last 12-18 months there has been a general increase in malware, botnets and phishing attacks, take for instance the Cryptolocker and the banking fraud.

That’s why Amshire now recommend that on top of all AV solutions, you also need a network security solution.  This proactively protects Users from advanced malware, botnet and phishing attacks.  It not only blocks, but also detects and contains these attacks before they can cause any damage.

Why do I need OpenDNS’ DNS service?

In just minutes, OpenDNS protects devices anywhere worldwide and stays up-to-date with no updates required.

OpenDNS offers DNS services that are faster and more reliable than any other DNS service.  With OpenDNS you will more quickly reach your intended website and never experience the outages that occur with the DNS services provided by an ISP.

OpenDNS also offers the easiest, most cost-efficient way to prevent access to inappropriate websites, block phishing sites, and prevent virus and malware infections. If you want your Internet to be productive and safe, you need OpenDNS.

* Umbrella

Umbrella blocks malware, botnets and phishing over any port, protocol or app.  It detects and contains advanced attacks before they can cause damage.  By using big data analytics and machine learning to automate protection against known and emergent threats.  It also gives you a more complete picture of real-time network usage, so that you can have compliance visibility and controls with granular Web filtering.

OpenDNS is trusted by global brands and SMBs alike to provide coverage wherever Users may roam. We extend protection to roaming devices to deliver enterprise-grade security Users on and off your networks, to protect against threats that firewalls and antivirus miss.

 

PRODUCT FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Coverage

In just minutes, OpenDNS protects devices anywhere worldwide and stays up-to-date with no updates required.

Roaming Client

provides coverage for devices off-network so you can have the same enterprise-grade security when your employees leave the office.

Protection

Threat protection like no other.  OpenDNS not only blocks malware, botnets and phishing over any port, protocol or app, but also detects and contains advanced attacks before they can cause damage.

Predictive Intelligence

Predictive Intelligence to proactively protect your employees.  Open DNS is powered by predictive intelligence, meaning that we identify malicious places on the Internet and prevent your employees from visiting them, so that they don’t get infected with malware.  Maintain acceptable use and compliance: filter up to 60 content categories and domain-specific whitelists and blacklists, so you can manage where any corporate-owned asset goes whether on-or-off-network.

Performance

Simply high-performance: with OpenDNS there is no need to reroute every connection through proxy or open VPN gateways to secure mobile Users or remote offices.  Proven reliability the Open DNS Global Netowrk handles more than 2% of the world’s Internet requests daily with 100% uptime.

Enforcement

With OpenDNS, your policies are applied at the DNS layer to secure Internet connections over any port, protocol or app.

Visibility

Dashboard displays new network security activity in real time with globally aggregated reports.



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