|By Business Wire||
|February 19, 2014 09:39 AM EST||
OpenDNS, the world’s leading provider of cloud-delivered security services, today announced that Umbrella by OpenDNS has been named a finalist for Best Managed Security Service in the 2014 SC Awards. Umbrella was selected by a panel of SC Magazine readers. The winner will be announced at the SC Awards 2014 ceremony on Feb. 25 in San Francisco. OpenDNS will demonstrate its Umbrella security service next week at RSA Conference South Expo Booth 2522.
“We are honored to have been selected by IT professionals as a finalist in this year’s SC Awards program,” said David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS. “Customer feedback has played a central role in our ability to deliver effective, transparent and zero-maintenance security. It was enterprise requirements that led us to develop our predictive security model, which today protects businesses from emerging threats that evade traditional security solutions.”
Umbrella was selected from hundreds of entries submitted across 18 technology categories. Winners will be selected by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, healthcare, government, retail, education and other sectors.
“Being named a finalist for a Reader Trust Award is truly noteworthy, because it reflects the opinions of real IT professionals and the solutions they use to address the network security problems that plague their companies on a daily basis,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “The SC Awards represent the best of the best in the information security industry and we look forward to recognizing the people and solutions our readers see as stand-outs.”
OpenDNS provides coverage for all devices, regardless of location or network, as well as visibility into all network traffic, regardless of port or protocol. The service uses predictive threat detection to prevent malware infections, shut down botnet activity and block phishing or malicious sites. Umbrella detects and prevents malware before it can do damage to the enterprise.
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. The company’s cloud-delivered Umbrella security service protects enterprise users from malware, botnets and phishing regardless of location or device. At the heart of all OpenDNS services is the OpenDNS Global Network, the world’s largest Internet-wide security network, securing 50 million active users daily through 22 data centers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.opendns.com.