DynaSis Integrates With OpenDNS, Adds Security Features to Platform

Atlanta-based managed service provider (MSP) DynaSis has integrated OpenDNS into its small and medium-sized business (SMB) platform. Here are the details.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

December 19, 2014

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OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch
OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch

DynaSis has integrated OpenDNS into its small and medium-sized business (SMB) platform.

The Atlanta-based managed service provider (MSP) this week announced it is working with OpenDNS to give customers access to new network security features, including built-in phishing and optional web content filtering, at no additional charge.

“Many SMBs give their users far too much latitude in making changes to desktop applications and operating systems, including bypassing browser-level helpers that scan websites for malware infection,” DynaSis President Dave Moorman said in a prepared statement. “With OpenDNS, this protection happens in the background, stopping cybercriminals from executing drive-by malware downloads, whether initiated by a phishing email or by a direct visit to a site.”

Moorman said he believes SMBs “can no longer ignore cybersecurity,” and DynaSis’ partnership with OpenDNS gives these businesses the necessary security tools to prevent cyber attacks.

“Our partnership with OpenDNS gives us the opportunity not only to incorporate their service into our managed services offering but also to stay deeply attuned to the evolving threat landscape so we can give our customers the information they need to make productive, safe decisions,” Moorman added.

OpenDNS offers cloud-based network security to MSPs via its Umbrella platform that blocks connections to malicious websites to prevent infections.

The San Francisco-based cloud network security service provider earlier this month launched a security platform and application programming interfaces (APIs) that could help MSPs improve their security offerings.

David Ulevitch, OpenDNS’s CEO, recently told MSPmentor that his company also is searching for ways to provide MSPs with tools that they can use to deliver cloud-based protection to their customers faster.

To help accomplish this goal, OpenDNS has partnered with network security software company Check Point Software Technologies and social media-based cyber threat software specialist ZeroFOX, and Ulevitch added that he expects his company to announce new integrations soon.

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About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Patch.com. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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