Company is only Security Vendor to Receive Tech and Innovation Award in 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 – OpenDNS, the world’s leading provider of cloud-delivered security, today announced that it has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times with the Tech & Innovation Award for 2014. The company and its founder/CEO David Ulevitch were singled out for disrupting the enterprise security market with a cloud-delivered security service that protects users anywhere, on any device from malware, botnets and phishing. The company is profiled in the latest edition of the publication at http://bit.ly/TCZJo7.
Earlier this month, OpenDNS announced a $35 million investment round from Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, Glynn Capital, Cisco, Evolution Equity, Lumia Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Northgate Capital.
San Francisco Business Times cited the company for delivering enterprise security that addresses the way companies work today, namely, accessing cloud-based services, like Google Apps, from a variety of locations using a myriad of devices. According to the Editors: “OpenDNS works to protect its 50 million users ahead of time, using data from them to predict threats. Unlike computer-based security software that requires regular downloaded updates, OpenDNS can improve its offering continuously, in a way that’s invisible to its customers.”
“Our security solutions map to how people do work today. There are tons of security start-ups that focus on niche-point solutions; we have broader offerings that position us as an emerging leader,” said David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS. “We’re honored to receive this award from the San Francisco Business Times. It provides further validation for our technology vision, market momentum and unprecedented customer satisfaction. This award is meaningful recognition for what we’re inventing and delivering.”
In addition to the 50 million daily active users of its services, OpenDNS has more than 10,000 enterprise customers using its security solutions. OpenDNS’s portfolio is centered on two leading technologies: a global delivery mechanism for security called Umbrella, and an advanced predictive threat intelligence platform called Security Graph. Combined, they provide consistent protection from the Internet’s most nefarious threats anywhere, anytime and on any device. Because of its unique position in the network and use of big-data analytics and machine learning, OpenDNS regularly discovers and blocks threats no other security company has identified. Every second, it processes and learns from more than one million new Internet events to discover and predict when and where on the Internet new attacks are being staged.
OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. OpenDNS provides millions of businesses, schools and households with a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience by protecting them from malicious Web threats and providing them control over how users navigate the Internet, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. OpenDNS provides a cloud-delivered network security service that blocks advanced attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Our intelligence leverages machine learning to automate protection in real-time against unknown, emergent threats. OpenDNS protects all your devices globally, and stays up-to-date without admin intervention. For more information, please visit: www.opendns.com.