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Why IT Departments Should Consider an OpenDNS Whitelist

If you already use OpenDNS, you probably know that it is a security option for computers and devices. It can protect against:

  • Botnets
  • Phishing
  • Malware
  • Targeted attacks

At Comodo, we understand that you may want to use more than one product for your security needs and may also want the protection that our product offers. It can prevent:

  • Remote Takeovers
  • Memory Scrapping
  • Fund Transfer Fraud
  • Data Exfiltration
  • Keylogging
  • And More

It is important to create an OpenDNS whitelist so that you can use all the functions provided. They recently released their Umbrella product, which provides a whitelist-only feature. Though the product hasn’t gained popularity yet, it is an excellent option for added security for devices, networks and individuals who need it. It effectively blocks all of the Internet, so that only sites added to the whitelist are allowed.

Our product can also help with whitelisting needs and is very similar to their product.

Who Needs It

All companies can benefit from whitelisting, but it isn’t for everyone. Many times, employees must use various websites throughout the day, and if you need more than 20 or 30 to do your job, it could be hard to add them all to the whitelist registry. However, most companies only need a handful of websites, such as web-based email accounts, Paypal and other e-commerce websites, certain social media sites and the like.

Our product also allows administrators to set up whitelists for particular users. For example, the CEO may not have anything whitelisted because they are the head-honcho. The marketing department or HR may use social media for marketing and talent-finding purposes, but the rest of the employees don’t need to access their personal accounts. Contact us today if you would like to learn more.