OpenDNS provides reliable parental control security options and other advanced services for web surfers and network administrators. It is a security company providing Internet security and domain name system services to secure the networks used by people to connect to the Internet worldwide.
It offers Umbrella, a cloud-delivered network security solution that delivers automated protection against attacks and web threats on various devices, such as phones, tablets, laptops, and other gaming consoles. OpenDNS has also introduced an open source data visualization engine known as OpenGraphiti that enables security analysts, researchers, and data scientists to pair visualization and big data to create 3D representations of threats.
In October 2009, OpenDNS began offering an Enterprise service, which includes malware protection, delegated administration, and block page bypass, in addition to reliable DNS and Web content filtering.
OpenDNS was founded in 2005 by DNS expert and entrepreneur David Ulevitch. The company was originally backed by CNET founder Halsey Minor and is funded by Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners. It is headquartered in San Francisco, C.A.