Open DNS Personal Internet Security

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Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by <span>Victor P.</span>
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Set it and (mostly) forget it

What do you like best?

Ever since I became a parent, I've been concerned about my child inadvertently stumbling upon age-inappropriate material on the internet. OpenDNS introduced me to network filtering via its free plan, and after some time, I decided the feature set and filter effectiveness were worth the modest annual subscription fee.

What do you dislike?

The stats dashboard could use a more modern design, with graphics depicting performance of the filtering over time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you don't have an internet filtering service protecting your home or office network, get one. You can hardly go wrong with OpenDNS. It's easy to grasp, easy to deploy, and easy to administer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can now access my home network for both business and personal use from multiple desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, confident that objectionable material is being prevented from even downloading itself.

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Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by <span>Timothy S.</span>
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Easy to implement DNS security

What do you like best?

The software was extremely easy to use. We implemented in one day. The hosted console made it easy to control from the cloud. Blocking could be accomplished in several ways. Did not need an agent while in the office. Can be pushed at the DHCP level. This does not mean that users can not simply change their DNS, it simply prevents compliant users and not a determined users from finding a work around.

What do you dislike?

Agent required to disallow changing of DNS or when offsite. Is not an all encompassing solution. Need something else to to provide full coverage to end users. Most antivirus solutions have similar solutions built directly into solution to accomplish with one product instead of two. To do user identification in a domain, an agent needs installed on the domain controller as well as some modifications via their scripts. This was deemed acceptable by management but could cause a stop to a deployment if you do not wish to have domain controller changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy and inexpensive. Not an all encompassing security solution but a step in the right direction for anyone looking to track user activity and prevent malicious activities. This is only a piece of a well executed security plan.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security of organization and users. Simplicity. Undetected to users in office. Little to no impact on users performance. Did require an agent for the more robust solution. This could be scripted and installed remotely after initial implementation as we did.

We realized instant results in blocking of malicious sites and were able to perform remediation.

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Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by <span>Ho&#39;omana Nathan H.</span>
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Great router-level security for home

What do you like best?

It's free, relatively simple to set up (although maybe not for a less tech-savvy person), and does a very nice job speeding things up and protecting you from the big stuff. Support and documentation is brilliant.

What do you dislike?

So far, nothing at all! Occasionally, I'm not able to log in, the "Logging you in" page just spins unless I close the browser and clear the cache.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While their enterprise solution, Umbrella, might work better for bigger enterprise applications, this is a great starting point for protecting your users!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This has greatly sped up DNS resolution and protects our lab machines from phishing and other content problems.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by <span>Antonio R.</span>
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Reliable and Fast DNS Server

What do you like best?

Lots of users suffer from unreliable Web access, because of their default DNS server. OpenDNS is a free, service that aims to improve the reliability and functionality of regular DNS servers provided bu your ISP

What do you dislike?

Some TLS certificates need to be updated

Recommendations to others considering the product

Allow 3 to 5 minutes to your changes to propagate to all servers, after that it should be golden.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We block Adult websites and Gambling/Online betting websites with OpenDNS and it has not let us down

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Administrator
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Fast and free dns protection.

What do you like best?

Ease of setup. Range of features that you get for free. Content filtering.

What do you dislike?

No complains so far. It stops working if you somehow are able to set your own dns server setting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Improved confidence in that only "good" url's are visited.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by <span>Eric M.</span>
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Great DNS protection for Free!

What do you like best?

Ease of setup, their guided setup process makes implementing Open DNS straightforward

What do you dislike?

I have no current dislikes, Open DNS has provided all services as promised under the free personal tier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a way to augment our existing online security and Open DNS was determined to be the best fit for our needs. We have realized increased online protection since adding Open DNS.

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