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OpenDNS Lets SysAdmins Block the Bad and Allow the Good


By Derek Iwasiuk
August 10, 2007

OpenDNS, the award-winning DNS provider that makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, has rolled out a new feature that lets account holders whitelist domains they want excepted from categorical domain blocking. The new OpenDNS whitelist feature is available immediately via a free OpenDNS account.

OpenDNS empowers system administrators to take control of their network by blocking domains they don't want to resolve, such as phishing Web sites attempting to harvest personal information and sites containing adult content not suitable for a professional environment. OpenDNS first introduced adult site blocking, powered by St. Bernard Software's iGuard™ URL database, in June of this year. iGuard™ is the industry's only 100 percent human-reviewed database.

Categorical domain blocking is extremely effective for network administrators, but some require the ability to exclude individual domains from an OpenDNS content blocking category. OpenDNS customers are thrilled at the prospect of having the freedom to except a domain of their choosing from their network's "blocked list."

OpenDNS is the world's largest, fastest-growing DNS provider, and operates, the Internet's most authoritative source of phishing data.

OpenDNS is free to use and makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Based in San Francisco, the company operates a large distributed network that powers a new kind of recursive DNS (Domain Name System) service that provides all Internet users increased security, reliability and performance. OpenDNS is thoroughly committed to building and operating the best DNS platform in the world and to improving the Internet. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit

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