Instantly protecting all your Internet connected devices automatically

It seems that lately we’re always talking about different ways to protect ourselves and computers from hackers, and phishing schemes. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to automatically protect every device in your home?

Fortunately, there is just such a product – one that will automatically protect your laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, DVR’s game consoles, TV’s, literally anything that connects to the internet.

Let’s talk about OpenDNS.
OpenDNS is a company and service which extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as phishing protection and optional content filtering in addition to DNS lookup, if its DNS servers are used.

The company hosts a cloud computing security product suite designed to protect customers from malware, botnets, phishing, and targeted online attacks. The OpenDNS Global Network processes an estimated 100 billion DNS queries daily from 85 million users through 25 data centers worldwide.

Today we’ll concentrate on Family Shield from OpenDNS. FamilyShield is different from the majority of parental controls software choices parents are faced with. For starters, Family Shield is free to use. And when set up on your wireless router, FamilyShield does more than block adult content on computers; it blocks it on Wi-Fi devices like the iPod Touch or the Nintendo DS and on video game consoles like Xbox and Wii. In addition to blocking adult content, FamilyShield also blocks proxies and anonymizers, which are how enterprising/tech-savvy kids often get around parental blocks. Because FamilyShield leverages the OpenDNS content filtering system, the list of sites being blocked is constantly updated, 24/7. These updates happen automatically, in the cloud, without requiring any changes on the user’s end. Last but not least, because it runs on the global OpenDNS network, it will make your household Internet faster and overall more reliable. With the OpenDNS perfect 100 percent uptime record, you won’t have to tolerate annoying, intermittent Internet outages anymore. This, of course, is in stark contrast to parental controls software that is often known for slowing down your Internet experience. On August 27, 2015, Cisco acquired OpenDNS for $635 million in an all-cash transaction, plus retention-based incentives for OpenDNS. Cisco said that it intended to continue development of OpenDNS with its other cloud-based security products, and that it would continue its existing services. OpenDNS’ business services were renamed as Cisco Umbrella; while the home products retained the OpenDNS name.

For additional information as well as instructions for setting this up in your home go to: https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

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