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January 2018

Protect Your Household with OpenDNS Family Shield

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By Meredith Carroll, Senior Consultant

There’s a lot of focus today on how to keep our businesses secure from malware, fraud and other malicious activity. However, once we leave work at the end of the day, our homes are not off-limits to cyber attacks either! At Vertikal6, we recommend that our clients use OpenDNS, a secure, ultra-reliable service with real time security, and they also offer a free tool for home use.

OpenDNS Family Shield can protect your internet-connected devices and automatically block connections to fraudulent websites that are known for phishing, adult content, and other malicious activities.

Pre-configured to block adult content, OpenDNS Family Shield provides the ability to toggle the filter at any time, allowing you to set it up and forget about it. The settings will apply to every device (with no complicated set up or software to install): laptops, smartphones, tablets, DVRs, game consoles, TVs, anything that connects to the Internet. It’s a simple and straightforward way to protect kids from inappropriate contentonline. In addition, because FamilyShield leverages the OpenDNS content filtering system, the list of sites being blocked is constantly updated, 24/7.

You can download OpenDNS Family Shield for Free here.

If you’d like to talk with us about implementing for an organization of ten or more users we have additional packages that provide more granular protection and visibility. Contact us today at or call us at 401-825-4401.