July 12, 2014 9:28 AM ET

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Company Overview of OpenDNS, Inc.

Company Overview

OpenDNS, Inc. operates as a security company that provides Internet security and domain name system services to secure the networks used by people to connect to the Internet worldwide. The company offers Umbrella, a cloud-delivered network security solution that delivers automated protection against attacks/Web threats on various devices (phones, tablets, laptops, and other gaming consoles). It also provides solutions in the areas, such as business/enterprise security, network security, home Internet security, Web filtering, investigate security incidents, off-network coverage, children’s Internet protection act compliances, and secure guest Wi-Fi hotspots for Fortune 100 enterprises, includ...

145 Bluxome Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 2005

Phone:

415-344-3200

Fax:

415-344-3252

Key Executives for OpenDNS, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Age: 48
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 43
Chief Technology Officer
Controller
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

OpenDNS, Inc. Key Developments

OpenDNS Launches New Capabilities to Protect Enterprises from Targeted Attacks

OpenDNS announced that it has launched new capabilities to protect enterprises from targeted attacks . By serving more than 50 billion requests a day from users in over 160 different countries, OpenDNS is uniquely positioned to monitor malicious traffic during the earliest stages of emerging attacks. With this new context, enterprises now have visibility into the targeted nature of an attack by comparing their traffic to activity on the entire OpenDNS Global Network. OpenDNS also provides predictive intelligence about the infrastructure of the attackers’ networks before they launch a new attack. This capability enables OpenDNS customers to preemptively block bad network connections before they can do damage. High-volume, single-stage attacks typically pose relatively lower risk to an organization and can distract a company from more critical issues that need immediate attention. The noise generated by these high-volume incidents amplifies the difficulty of detecting the most damaging attacks those that are multi-staged and highly targeted. OpenDNS provides security teams with the context and visibility needed to detect emerging, targeted attacks, significantly reducing discovery and remediation time. Here’s how it works: OpenDNS reports on all security activity in real-time and provides the ability to view global, Internet-scale security insight on a per event basis. This reporting functionality allows organizations to easily identify threats with a large global traffic footprint as well as those that are being exposed for the first time. These serve as early indicators that a company may be the target of an emerging or ongoing attack. To simplify investigation and remediation efforts, OpenDNS pinpoints which devices, networks and users sent requests to the malicious domain in question. Finally, this global context can be used to predict and prevent future targeted threats by exposing and blocking inactive malicious infrastructure that is being prepared to launch new attacks. These capabilities are available immediately as part of the OpenDNS Umbrella security service. Subscription pricing is based per user, per year.

OpenDNS Appoints Burt W. Podbere as New CFO

OpenDNS announced that it has appointed Burt W. Podbere as its new Chief Financial Officer. Podbere brings to the Company more than 20 years of financial and operations management experience with both pre-IPO and post-IPO technology companies. He most recently served as CFO of networking company Net Optics.

OpenDNS, Inc. Appoints Burt W. Podbere as New Chief Financial Officer

OpenDNS announced that it has appointed Burt W. Podbere as its new Chief Financial Officer. Podbere brings to OpenDNS more than 20 years of financial and operations management experience with both pre-IPO and post-IPO technology companies. He most recently served as CFO of networking company Net Optics, driving growth that resulted in its successful acquisition by Ixia in December 2013.

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