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Wireless HotSpot Provider Switches from Pricey BlueCoat Filtering to OpenDNS

January 30, 2008; 02:54 AM

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2008 -- OpenDNS, the award-winning DNS service that makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced WiFiFee has discontinued its use of BlueCoat Web filtering in favor of OpenDNS. Based in New York, WiFiFee provides wireless hotspots to hotels and multi-dwelling buildings. Now providing DNS service to more than 3 million Internet users worldwide, OpenDNS is the world's largest, fastest-growing DNS service.

WiFiFee offers Web content filtering services at some of its wireless Hot Spots. For several of its business customers, Web content filtering is of the utmost importance as it ensures inappropriate content is not accessed online at work. The rising costs of Web content filtering prompted WiFiFee to look beyond the BlueCoat solution. The company found OpenDNS initially because of its free Web content filtering services, but ultimately applied OpenDNS system-wide after learning of its additional benefits, including making its networks significantly faster and more reliable.

"Although the content filtering service is a great feature, the main reason WiFiFee has decided to standardize on OpenDNS is that it's simply a fast, reliable DNS product," said Brian Epstein, CEO of WiFiFee.

"We are always seeking ways to make our Wireless Internet faster and more reliable and surprisingly one of the biggest support issues we encountered through the many different ISPs we were using had to do with DNS," he continued. "Often users could ping by number, but couldn't resolve the name. Our choice was to build our own DNS servers or find a more reliable DNS partner. We tried OpenDNS at a few locations with remarkable success and now we've moved all our locations over."

About WiFiFee
WiFiFee offers its customers a complete suite of professional wireless Internet solutions, from network design to implementation to customer support. The company provides wireless Internet access to thousands of customers at hundreds of locations like hotels, MDU and MTUs, RV Parks and Marinas, airports, shopping malls, and more. WiFiFee helps property managers increase revenues, hoteliers provide the amenities their guests demand and create unique branding opportunities for retail providers. WiFiFee provides Internet access where others can't. For more information about WiFiFee, please 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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