OpenDNS is a new start up that wants users to redirect web traffic through its DNS nameservers, where an unusually large cache and an aggregated list of sites deemed guilty of phishing will make our web surfing faster and safer.
OpenDNS makes the Internet experience safer, faster and smarter for you and everyone using your network.
1. OpenDNS is safer
OpenDNS can identify and stop sites trying to phish (steal) your personal information or money. The OpenDNS phishing protection works with all operating systems and browsers, and complements any other security measures already in use, such as a firewall and anti-virus software.
2. OpenDNS is faster
Most DNS servers on the Internet are slow. Your computer uses DNS every time you visit a website or send an email, so you want DNS to be blazing fast. Two things make DNS really fast: a big cache and a good network. OpenDNS has both.
Not to brag, but OpenDNS caches are really big. The bigger and better the cache, the fewer steps in the process, and the faster the Internet experience. Making the OpenDNS caches really big is part of how OpenDNS makes the Internet faster. Speed really matters. You make hundreds of DNS queries a day and every delay adds up. OpenDNS built its network caches at the major intersections of the Internet. This results in an increase in performance.
3. OpenDNS is smarter
We all make speling mistakes. OpenDNS makes corrections for common spelling mistakes, on the fly. That means when you are typing fast and type yahoo.cmo instead of yahoo.com you still get there. No annoying pop-ups or evil spyware installed because you made a typo. Things just work.
Other benefits of OpenDNS
OpenDNS service is FREE. OpenDNS makes money by serving clearly labeled advertisements on search results pages where we cannot resolve your intent (i.e., not a known typo). There is no software to install, so no switching cost and no lock-in. OpenDNS is easy to start using.