Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry Deploys OpenDNS, Secures its Network from Malware and Threats for 350,000 Guests

August 18, 2011

Using OpenDNS on corporate and public Wi-Fi networks protects more than 350,000 guests and 200 employees annually.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) has deployed OpenDNS for a more secure corporate and guest network and to ward off malware and other threats. MOSI, a not-for-profit, community-based institution located in Tampa, is the largest science center in the state of Florida.

MOSI’s IT team, including manager Brian Albury and lead James Gamble were challenged with protecting an inadequately-secured corporate network and restricting access to unsafe and inappropriate websites for more than 350,000 museum visitors each year. Describing security as one of the organization’s absolute highest IT priorities, Albury and Gamble experimented exhaustively with an array of different security solutions, seeking a solution that met all of its needs.

OpenDNS won the team’s selection process not only because it was the most effective at blocking malware and threats on all devices connecting to the networks ““ and ensuring guests’ devices don’t introduce malware to the Museum ““ but also for its unique remote-management abilities and the fact that it made MOSI’s Internet both faster and more reliable.

“I love the fact that OpenDNS malware protection is something I don’t have to manage or update. Since we’ve enabled the service malware has become a significantly lesser risk for MOSI. Anything that connects to our networks is protected by OpenDNS and because of that we’re running dramatically safer than we were six months ago,” said Gamble.

Albury added: “I expected some speed gains with OpenDNS, but I was shocked at just how much better and faster our public Wi-Fi network ran after setting up OpenDNS policies. I’d absolutely recommend OpenDNS to other businesses and organizations.”

About OpenDNS

OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com

About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)

MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. With a total size of over 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States, and home to the only IMAX® Dome Theatre in the state of Florida. MOSI is the proud winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for museums. For more information on MOSI, visit http://www.mosi.org.

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