Top 4 OpenDNS alternatives
Last updated: November 08, 2018
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2015. Cisco acquires cloud security company OpenDNS
Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million. OpenDNS gives Cisco, a network vendor that offers more traditional network edge protection, a Software as a Service vendor that provides security on the move to any device, anywhere, anytime. The purchase builds on Cisco’s strategy to add a cloud security layer. OpenDNS works by simply blocking bad traffic and allowing good traffic to flow, thereby acting as a protective layer between the user and the Internet, Ulevitch explained at the time. Cisco has indicated it will continue to offer the free version of OpenDNS. “The OpenDNS free DNS services will not be affected. Cisco is committed to OpenDNS’ consumer and enterprise DNS services. The OpenDNS products will transition into Cisco upon close of the acquisition,” a spokesperson said.