Open DNS Personal Internet Security

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Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Jonathan S.
Jonathan S.
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"Easy to Setup Effective Control"

What do you like best?

I have used OpenDNS for a long time and it has always been easy to setup and has always evolved to meet my needs.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that they started charging for some of their services, but it's still something I recommend for business that need control over their internet access.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try the free versions first. They usually include everything you need for a Home network

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

Low productivity from visiting social media sites has been eradicated, also access to improper websites is easily blocked, as well as whole subjects.

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Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Victor P.
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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.

What Other IT Security solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Timothy S.
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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.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Ho'omana Nathan H.
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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 Mark F.
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"Great free tool for controlling your home network"

What do you like best?

I like the content filtering capabilities as well as the web interface. I also like hosting my own personal website, and having the ability to set my own DNS, means avoiding the need to update settings when my provider made changes.

What do you dislike?

The free version requires some advanced DNS knowledge which could be confusing for the average user.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has a robust set of parental controls and content filtering options for parents looking to have a bit more control over their children’s internet usage.

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

Hosting my own private website, and saving money on hosting fees.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Eddie R.
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"Open DNS opens the internet for your family and church"

What do you like best?

OpenDNS is super easy to set up and once setup in your router covers all devices connecting to it. It’s very good at filtering inappropriate content like pornography or many other categories that are laid out

What do you dislike?

It’s unfortunate though that If users have administrative access to their internet settings they could bypass the dns lookup setting that keep OprnDns working.

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

As a church we provide public access to internet and feel good about doing our part to prevent inappropriate content and scams from reaching our users

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by User in Financial Services
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"Okay for internet security, but not the best"

What do you like best?

Open DNS was a free option with my internet router which was great! Pretty easy to use.

What do you dislike?

It did not block the things we had set it to block. Not the best for internet filtering. It is also not user friendly if you aren’t familiar with tech lingo and deciding URLS

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

Open DNS offers the ability to block use of certain websites and keeps employees and me on task as we work.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Agency
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"Great for blocking harmful websites"

What do you like best?

I have been using OpenDNS for several years now and it is a great and easy to use personal security system. Very affordable as well.

What do you dislike?

The interface could be a little easier to use, but once you get used to it, it is fine.

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

I primarily use it to block harmful websites through our entire network. The benefits have been peace of mind since I set it and forget it.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Derek M.
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"Great Option"

What do you like best?

As a technician, I enjoyed the ease of navigation throughout the interface. There was no confusion as to where I had to go for what my goal was.

What do you dislike?

Not much really, they could clean up the button design if anything! I think the solution overall is fantastic really!

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

It was simple to route our VPN and servers through this for Web filtering, which was an additional support onto our SA.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Jeremy S.
Jeremy S.
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"Open dns "

What do you like best?

The ability to have a secure dns provider unrelated to my ISP

What do you dislike?

Not all ISP’s allow you to modify your DNS records to allow custom entries

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

With the ability to choose my dns provider I have the option to better secure my internet traffic. Choose how I want my traffic displayed and manage what information is tracked and how to better secure my data.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Antonio R.
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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 Jessica R.
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"Great as a first time user learning and teaching about DNS management"

What do you like best?

I appreciated the simple way I could whitelist and blacklist different sites for young users at the public library

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to install, especially not for those with limited computer literacy

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

I was able to help librarians block children's games which were infecting computers with malware files

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Administrator in Law Practice
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"OpenDNS Internet Security"

What do you like best?

No complicated configuration; works with any hardware setup

What do you dislike?

Incomplete blocking of inappropriate content (e.g., porn sites blocked, porn on Reddit not blocked)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you're OK with the detail level of filtering achievable. (e.g., limited insight into forum sites such as Reddit)

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

Block inappropriate content from access;

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Great way to easily protect your home network and users"

What do you like best?

Very easy to configure if you have popular networking equipment that they have step by step instructions for. The interface allows you to monitor what hits against your filters were made.

What do you dislike?

For routers that aren't on their instruction list, you're left to figure out how to configure. Not hard if you have a bit of experience in this area, but I image less experienced users may struggle.

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

Reduction in crappy ads, inappropriate sites veiwed on company machines.

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 Eric M.
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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.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Administrator
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"DNS web protection easy"

What do you like best?

It allows you see internet traffic and websites accessed easily in a central location with the web interface.

What do you dislike?

The levels of administration don't always allow you access to the reports. This was fixed internally with our company but needed to be able to distinguish roles more clearly.

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

The ability to add another layer of protection between malicious websites and company data.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Consultant
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"good security part in a whole client security scenario"

What do you like best?

easy to use and implent, nice portal for logging, actual filters

What do you dislike?

you must know the details of your networks in all location, otherwise you will get in trouble with the solution

Recommendations to others considering the product

i would use this produvt, because it very actual at the attacks

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

DNS connect to bots or criminal side, data transfer, botnets, hackers

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Fastest DNS service for your network "

What do you like best?

Easy to setup. Works without issues and protects my network.

What do you dislike?

Faq could be easier to consume. Perhaps a video option would work better.

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

Downtime issues with DNS at isp are no longer an issue. Saving time and headaches.

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by User
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"Quick and incredibly simple"

What do you like best?

Quick and easy

Product sits alongside existing security software and is instinctive and easy to use

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike, a great simple product with numerous benefits

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

It’s very simple, minimal set up and maintenance, increases security and if needed anonymity online

Open DNS Personal Internet Security review by User in Computer Software
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"It’s ok"

What do you like best?

I like the idea of the increased security and speed

What do you dislike?

It doesn’t work well in a corporate environment with many restrictions on networking

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

No real business problems solved. Just wanted privacy.

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