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Columbus Museum of Art Selects OpenDNS as its Primary Web Content-Filtering Solution


By Derek Iwasiuk
August 21, 2007

OpenDNS, the award-winning DNS provider that makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, announced the Columbus Museum of Art has chosen the service as its sole Web content-filtering solution and deployed it across its entire network. The Columbus Museum of Art employs 125 people and houses a premier collection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and European modern art. OpenDNS is the system administrator-recommended, world's largest and fastest-growing DNS service.

OpenDNS provides the Columbus Museum of Art with a comprehensive Web-content filtering solution that requires no hardware to purchase and nothing to download and install. The Museum is using OpenDNS to block fraudulent or "phishing" Web sites aiming to steal personal information and adult Web sites containing content unsuitable for its working environment. The content-filtering functionality is in addition to speeding Web site load times and making the Internet for the Museum more reliable overall, and ridding it of intermittent, DNS-related outages.

"We switched primarily for the content-filtering aspect and speed," said Thomas Deliduka, Director of Information Technology for the Columbus Museum of Art. "The blocking of unsavory sites is our No. 1 benefit. But being able to see how much traffic we actually use is very good too."

The Columbus Museum of Art is leveraging other OpenDNS features as well, including typo correction and corporate branding of the OpenDNS Guide, or the page seen when someone on its network attempts to visit a Web site that doesn't exist or is otherwise not resolving. OpenDNS is set up as a relay from the Museum's internal primary and secondary DNS servers.

About The Columbus Museum of Art
The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Columbus Foundation, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Ohio Arts Council provide ongoing support. The Museum and the Museum Shop are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 pm every Thursday. The Palette Caf� is open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Museum admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students 6 and over; and free for members, children five and under and everyone on Sunday. For additional information, call 614-221-4848 or visit

About OpenDNS
OpenDNS 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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