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OpenDNS is the leading provider of security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. Ope...

Avg rating of 2.7 (6)| 8 comments

What is OpenDNS?

OpenDNS is the leading provider of security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. OpenDNS services enable consumers and network administrators to secure their networks from online threats, reduce costs and enforce Internet-use policies. OpenDNS is used today by millions of users and organizations around the world.

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  • Developed byOpenDNS
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license)
  • RatingAverage rating of 2.7
  • Alternatives59 alternatives listed

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Our users have written 8 comments and reviews about OpenDNS, and it has gotten 106 likes

OpenDNS was added to AlternativeTo by 3F1 on and this page was last updated .

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ChrisWayg
  
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OpenDNS includes free web content filtering and parental controls and thereby provides a functionally similar service to Net Nanny, K9 Web Protection and others. You do need to keep your IP address updated with OpenDNS Updater for this feature to work. The advantage is, that your whole network is protected and you do not need to install filtering software on each computer. The filtering is sufficient for us and quite good, but not as good as K9 Web Protection. http://www.opendns.com/home/parentalcontrols

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williamgrant
  
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This worked fine and was was just not fast enough faster than google though

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MrAlternative
  
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There is are some major problems with OpenDNS. Fires it is not opensource, as the name would imply. Second, as always on the internet, if you are not the customer, you are the product. Using OpenDNS means that you send EVERYTHING of your traffic directly to OpenDNS. This means that OpenDNS then knows every website you are surfing to at what time you did.

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altertuser

The name "OpenDNS" refers to the DNS concept of being open, where queries from any source are accepted.

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schackb
  
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OpenDNS can work as parental controls by blocking DNS queries, but it does not block offline games and apps.

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altertuser
  
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Unfortunately, as of this moment, there are no IPV6 Family Shield addresses.

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BezantSoft
  
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My router's TomatoUSB firmware has the ability to set up two DDNS services. OpenDNS is the first entry.

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I_shall_comment
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OpenDNS is many things but "more reliable" is not one of them. Use free DNSbench tool to verify this reality for yourself.

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Tags

  • dns-resolution
  • name-server
  • usage-tracking
  • nameservers
  • name-servers
  • Internet Filter
  • Phishing protection
  • domain-name
  • DNS Service
  • anti-phishing
  • domain-names

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  • schackbschackb Upvoted a comment on OpenDNS
    OpenDNS can work as parental controls by blocking DNS queries, but it does not block offline games and apps.
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  • schackbschackb reviewed OpenDNS
    OpenDNS can work as parental controls by blocking DNS queries, but it does not block offline games and apps.
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