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A recent survey at “Somaini’s Cyber Security Blog” ( has produced a list of the top IT Security vendors and Simplex-IT is proud to be associated with the company that came out the clear winner.

OpenDNS came out way ahead of all other vendors.  While they have been around for some time, since 2005, their core value of threat and policy management via DNS is a strong value with 43% of people saying they provide “High Value”.  It’s also interesting to note that the root of the company was in consumer security and only recently, in the past couple of years, made the move into the Enterprise.  With this the value is resonating significantly amongst CISO’s.  We should see much more of them in the future as they make their push farther.  Competitively, it looks like they have a solid ownership as I struggle to see anyone competing with them in their space.”

Simplex-IT employs OpenDNS Enterprise protection with all our clients to help minimize the possibility of security breaches on their networks. We’ve always been pleased with the performance and protection OpenDNS provides but it’s especially reassuring to see they are so widely acknowledged by their peers in the industry.

Our congratulations go out to the folks at OpenDNS. At Simplex-IT we’re proud to have you as one of our premiere Partners!

You know what a phishing website is, right? In brief, it’s an attempt to obtain confidential information from you – like usernames, passwords, bank account and credit card numbers. You can read all about phishing here.

But can you spot a phishing website? Can you tell if you are giving away your confidential information to a cyber criminal? If you think you can, I challenge you to take this Phishing Quiz from our partners at OpenDNS. We regularly recommend their service to our clients because it is so highly effective at blocking these types of sites from ever reaching your organization.

I scored 14 out of 14 and officially earned the title of Phish-Spotting Ninja. See how well you do and post your score in our comment section. Then contact me and I’ll tell you how easy and inexpensive it is to protect your company from these types of attacks. Ready? Good luck!!

Simplex-IT is excited to announce that effective immediately we are offering a new service, OpenDNS, to our clients. As part of our Platinum Simplex-IT Managed Services (SiMS) it will be included automatically at no increased cost. Other clients can elect to add it to their network at remarkably minimal expense on an annual subscription basis.

What is OpenDNS? OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet navigation and security. It makes your network safer, faster, smarter and more reliable – without the cost and complexity of traditional security services. And because it’s a cloud-based service all the updates and administration are automatically taken care of.

What does OpenDNS do? How does it work? You can learn all the details at, but here are a few specifics…

OpenDNS operates datacenters at the most strategically connected intersections of the Internet around the world. When a request for a webpage comes in from your network, it bypasses your ISP’s DNS server and routes your DNS queries automatically to the closest datacenter, making your Internet faster and more reliable than ever before.

OpenDNS also offers enhanced network security, adding additional protection for our clients from potentially crippling phishing, malware and botnet websites. It adds an extra layer of security against the latest threats, including viruses, worms and zero-day vulnerabilities. This was a major attraction to us!

If you are concerned about how much time your employees are spending on certain websites, OpenDNS can provide reports showing detailed charts and statistics about your overall Web traffic data. If you wish, you can then choose to filter access to over 50 categories of web content. You can even whitelist or blacklist individual sites.

Why is Simplex-IT making this additional service available to our clients? Very simply, we believe the extra security OpenDNS provides reduces the possibility that your network will be compromised and that we will be needed to respond to a network outage caused by a security breach, something that has been occurring with disturbingly increased frequency. In short, we believe OpenDNS will reduce the potential for downtime and the loss of revenue and data that can cause.

The addition of OpenDNS is completely seamless to you and can be implemented very quickly. If you notice anything at all, you may find you are connecting more quickly to websites than you have in the past. We believe it’s a great addition to any network, big or small. And when you compare the cost/benefit ratio, it’s really a no-brainer.

If you would like to know more about OpenDNS and how it would be a positive addition for your organization, contact us at 234.380.1277 or email me at Simplex-IT is committed to providing you with the best IT management and support and we are pleased to be able to make this new added-value feature, OpenDNS, available to you!