Inside the brain of a Geek: Finding protection in a cloud


After cleaning an infected workstation, I usually get the follow question, “What can I do to protect my other workstations?” There are many options available but one of the fastest and most cost effect options is OpenDNS. OpenDNS is protection in a cloud. 

What does OpenDNS do?

            Protects against malicious internet treats

            Ensure an appropriate internet environment through web filtering

            Web filtering based on categories  (Examples:  Adult Themes; Auctions; Drugs; Gambling; Social Networking; Instant Messaging; Jobs/Employment)

            Web filtering based on domain names (Examples:;;;;;

            Whitelists and Blacklists to customize the category based filtering to fit your needs


Why we use and recommend it?

            Offer a basic package that is free 

            Deploys in less than 30 minutes

            No additional hardware, software or desktop client needed

            Easily managed from any internet connection

            Protects all devices on the network


Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles OpenDNS offer free Parental Control options for home use.