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What they do:
OpenDNS makes the Internet safer with security services like Web content filtering, anti-phishing, and DNS (the routing system used to transfer data like e-mail). OpenDNS allows consumers and networks to protect their networks without any additional software or appliances. Their system is both safe and cost-effective: the company offers both free and fee-based services, depending on a network’s needs.
Why it’s cool:
Sometimes the Internet can feel like the Wild West. OpenDNS’s innovations protect the Internet from attack, and the company’s services gives consumers and businesses reliable, protected Internet service. Word about OpenDNS is spreading: over 20 million users, and 1 in 3 U.S. K-12 schools, use OpenDNS.