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OpenDNS Launches Partner Platform to Extend Security Capabilities Beyond the Perimeter

San Francisco  — Wed, 03 Dec 2014

OpenDNS, a leading provider of cloud-delivered security, today announced that it has launched a new security platform and APIs that enable leading enterprise security vendors to integrate with OpenDNS’s worldwide network and extend their threat protection across any device, anywhere. These integrations increase an enterprise’s protection by combining the partners’ advanced security intelligence with OpenDNS’s capability to provide global threat enforcement. They also alleviate the need for security professionals to develop their own custom integrations between security solutions, leading to lower operational costs.


 This new platform helps keep pace with today’s threats in a way that others don’t. As more businesses embrace a changing IT landscape, employees are using multiple cloud services, on multiple devices, from multiple locations, all outside of the traditional office-based enterprise security perimeter. OpenDNS’s security platform enables customers to seamlessly integrate threat intelligence from multiple sources and then use that information to automatically protect users outside the corporate network, no matter where they are or what device they are using. Security is enforced via the OpenDNS Global Network, which handles more than 50 billion of the world’s Internet requests daily with no added latency. Joint customers can now provide the same level of security to employees both inside and outside of the network perimeter while adapting to new threats as they are detected.


 As part of this announcement, new partners Check Point Software Technologies and ZeroFOX, along with existing partners, have integrated into OpenDNS’s platform to combine OpenDNS’s global enforcement capabilities and predictive intelligence with their own advanced security capabilities. These advanced security capabilities include:

 Check Point – The Check Point Anti-Bot Software Blade detects bot-infected machines and prevents bot damages by blocking bot Command and Control (C&C) communications. Leveraging OpenDNS, customers can extend and enforce Check Point’s advanced anti-bot detection capabilities globally.


 ZeroFOX – ZeroFOX Enterprise is a cloud-based security platform that enables organizations to detect and prevent social media-based cyber threats including targeted malware, phishing, social engineering, impersonations and other fraudulent or malicious activity. Leveraging OpenDNS’s security infrastructure and ZeroFOX’s real-time social media threat intelligence, customers can automate the prevention of social-media based malware and phishing attacks.


 “Combining OpenDNS’s global, cloud-delivered security platform with intelligence from our partners’ advanced detection capabilities results in unmatched protection for our mutual customers,” said David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS. “Hackers and cybercriminals are already experienced at sharing intelligence, infrastructure and operational expertise. We see vendor partnerships — such as the ones we are announcing today — as the best strategy for the security community to leverage our collective strength against advanced, targeted attacks.”


 “Check Point’s next generation Threat Prevention, combined with OpenDNS’s cloud-delivered security platform, delivers complete protection on and off the corporate network,” said Alon Kantor, vice president of business development at Check Point Software Technologies. “We’re delighted that the partnership with OpenDNS offers our joint customers and partners another enhanced security platform that fights against advanced attacks.”


“Social media has quickly become the medium of choice for targeted cyber attacks, with attackers focusing on compromising the employee rather than the device,” said Evan Blair, Founder and COO of ZeroFOX. “Combining ZeroFOX’s industry-leading social media threat intelligence with OpenDNS’s cloud security technology gives our customers real-time defensive capabilities and a means to stop social media-borne security attacks.”