|By Business Wire||
|June 26, 2014 09:09 AM EDT||
OpenDNS, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-delivered security, today announced its Founder and CEO David Ulevitch has been named to the annual Inc. Magazine 35 under 35 list of the most visionary and disruptive entrepreneurs in the United States. Ulevitch was honored this year, the 35th anniversary of the Inc. list, for making the Internet safer for enterprises and building OpenDNS into one of the fastest growing cloud-delivered security companies in the world.
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The Inc. 35 under 35 list honors a select group of entrepreneurs who are “transforming wildly original visions into the businesses of the next decade.” Ulevitch was recognized for building an Internet security powerhouse that uses massive intelligence from its global DNS network to protect large companies from advanced malware, phishing attacks, and other online security threats.
OpenDNS’s approach to security, delivering it as a service, is disrupting the industry that has traditionally sold costly hardware appliances. The company also recently raised $35 million in Series C financing with participation from networking giant Cisco.
“Being named to the Inc. 35 under 35 list is a tremendous honor, and one that not only validates our vision, but acknowledges how well we’re executing on our mission to provide companies with incredible network security on any device, anywhere, anytime,” said Ulevitch.
“It’s humbling to be included alongside such great entrepreneurial leaders of my generation. My contemporaries on the list are ambitiously trying to solve some of the most challenging problems we face – transportation, education, healthcare. My sincere thanks to the Inc. editorial staff for treating Internet security among the most critical issues of our time and recognizing OpenDNS’s strides to make the Internet a safer place.”
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.