OpenDNS is now part of Cisco Learn More

Protect every device in your home, instantly. OpenDNS settings apply to every device — laptops, smartphones, tablets, DVRs, game consoles, TVs, literally anything that connects to the internet. We’re the world’s leading DNS service, meaning you’ll see noticeably faster internet speeds as well.

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What Customers and Trusted Media Sources Are Saying

  • “As the children have started getting online OpenDNS has been invaluable as a barrier against sites I wouldn’t want them to accidentally visit.”

    — Adie

  • “I chose OpenDNS for the extra safety it provides. Having OpenDNS add another layer of security between the computer and the Internet feels good, and so far it’s worked perfectly.”

    — Oyvind

  • “I’m very thankful for OpenDNS’s anti-phishing feature, as it has saved my wife, my kids and I from going to harmful sites. It gives me peace-of-mind that my family is safe on the Internet.”

    — Paul

  • “I told my wife, who was at home with our kids while I was in Iraq for 16 months, about all the great features that OpenDNS had to offer. She managed to easily get our network set up at home.”

    — Neil

  • “Whether it’s my wife or people who come to visit, I like knowing that people who use my Internet access are less likely to be subject to phishing and fraud. I’ve also set it up for my parents for the same reason.”

    — David

  • “I set it up in minutes, and it was instantly protecting all of the computers in our home. OpenDNS is a great asset for keeping my family safe online.”

    — Jeff

Parental Controls Benefit Matrix


Family Shield




VIP Home

Faster, more reliable home Internet

Built-in identity theft protection

Parental controls that protect every device in your home, instantly

Customizable filtering

Pre-configured to block adult content

Retain the past year of Internet stats on your home network

Restrict Internet access to specific white-listed domains for a "locked-down" environment





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OpenDNS is the largest and most reliable recursive DNS service available, providing a better Internet experience to more than 65 million Internet users around the world.

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Common Issues:

  • - Get started with OpenDNS
  • - Configure your router
  • - Submit a support ticket

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Are ransomware & malware getting past your antivirus?

Add OpenDNS Umbrella Prosumer to protect Windows and Mac OS X devices from threats on the internet, anywhere you go.

Unlike OpenDNS VIP Home, this service adds enterprise-class threat protection for your roaming devices — with an advanced user interface and internet stats — but it will not cover your entire home network. Rather than change your DNS settings, with Prosumer you install lightweight software onto your roaming devices to block malware, phishing, and botnets anywhere the device goes. Like VIP Home, it uses the world’s leading DNS service and provides parental controls — with even more customization options.

$20 per user (3 devices per user, max 5 users)

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