Have you been searching for a product that will help protect your family and friends from online threats? Maybe one that is cheap… or free!? Maybe you are concerned about your children accessing a pornography or social networking site? Maybe your mother in-law clicks on every stink’n junk mail she gets? OpenDNS may just be the sparkle of hope you have been looking for.
OpenDNS is a free service that allows you to use their DNS servers for all of your DNS lookups. They also provide web content filtering as part of that service. You can create an account, reconfigure your gateway device, router, or computer and your done. You can further set rules that allow or disallow access to certain classifications. You can also setup white lists and black lists. They will also automatically protect you (as best as possible) from known malicious content such as the recent conficker worm.
This is just a small taste of what you can do with OpenDNS, so check out their site and see for yourself.
John "Mike" Wright