Have you ever wondered what DNS is? Probably not, but let me give you a quick education and then I want to share something, well, exciting with you.
- Content Filtering: they have over 50 categories of web content that can be blocked. You can choose a pre-determined level, or you can pick and choose specific categories to block.
- Anti-Phishing: phishing, as you may know, “is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.” OpenDNS takes the guess-work out of trying to identify phishing scams and has blocked over a quarter million phishing websites to date.
- DNS: OpenDNS has a network of strategically located DNS servers across the country that provide fast, redundant lookups.
- Additionally: OpenDNS provides typo correction with “Did you mean?” spelling suggestions, the ability to create shortcuts to frequently visited/difficult to remember or spell URLs, and detailed charts and statistics that enable you to understand what’s happening on your company’s network.
As you can see, OpenDNS offers helpful, and for this day and age, necessary services all at a very compelling price… FREE!
*UTLA stands for Useless Three Letter Acronym