Reviews And Awards
Dyn CEO Jeremy Hitchcock calls Ulevitch a “visionary” with a “great technical mind” who understands the Internet’s inner workings better than most. “I mean [he] really get into the weeds,” Hitchcock says. “OpenDNS is a great example of that. The DNS layer of the Internet has a lot of potential.”
San Francisco Business Times: 2014 Technology Innovator Award
Working on a corporate virtual private network is being superseded today by use of cloud-based services, like Google Apps. But the freedom to work from a variety of locations using myriad devices carries a cost: It means private network and computer-based security systems aren’t adequate anymore.
That’s where OpenDNS steps in. Its Umbrella cloud platform protects against threats like malware, botnets and phishing.
Ulevitch and his company OpenDNS have made significant investments to deliver security management and prevention innovations that enable MSPs to detect, block and report on web threats that target their customers without having to deploy and manage any hardware or software infrastructure. In 2012, the OpenDNS MSP Program grew customers and revenue by more than 100 percent. To date, 1,400 MSPs have chosen the Umbrella by OpenDNS cloud-delivered security service over traditional Secure Web Gateway appliances. MSPs currently protect more than 20,000 customer networks using the Umbrella service.
2013 Security Innovation Survey: Voted #1 By Practitioners
OpenDNS was recognized by over 250 security practitioners as the delivering the most value vs. 83 other enterprise security startups in Justin Somaini’s (current Chief Trust Officer at Box, former CISO at Yahoo and Symantec) ‘Red List’.
“OpenDNS came out way ahead of all other vendors… with 43% of people saying they provide ‘High Value’… Competitively, it looks like they have a solid ownership as I struggle to see anyone competing with them in their space.” – Justin Somaini
World Economic Forum: 2011 Technology Pioneer
“To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development of a major technology and/or innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society… and its technology must be proven.”
Lifehacker: Best Content Filtering Tool
“OpenDNS won by a landslide for its ease of use and the security that comes from having it completely out of reach of the end user.”
Business Week: Most Promising Tech Entrepreneur Under 30
“Ulevitch wants to change the way you call up Web sites. So his company, OpenDNS, has come up with what it considers a faster, smarter, and more secure method for translating requested URLs into corresponding sites.”
Business Week: 50 Best Tech Startups
“About 12 million customers, ranging from Detroit Public Schools to soccer moms, use the free service OpenDNS to filter out certain Web sites, block phishing attacks, and load Web pages faster.”
PC World: 100 Best Products of 2008
“PhishTank is an information clearinghouse where you can report or find data on phishers, spammers, and anybody else who’s trying to rip off nice people on the Internet.”
CNET's Webware 100: 2008 Winner
“OpenDNS also lets IT admins get a very high level of control over sites and services its users are trying to access including domain blocking, whitelisting, and content filtering.”