OpenDNS Chosen To Deliver Parental Controls On Netgear's Wireless Routers

Integrated antiphishing and Web content filtering to be available to NETGEAR customers

January 8, 2009

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Las Vegas (PRWEB) January 7, 2009 -- (Consumer Electronics Show) OpenDNS, provider of the award-winning navigation service that makes the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today at CES announced it has been selected by NETGEAR Inc. to deliver Web content filtering and anti-phishing services on NETGEAR's consumer wireless devices. The OpenDNS-powered NETGEAR service, called "Live Parental Controls," will give NETGEAR customers the ability to filter unsafe or inappropriate content on the Internet and easily create a safe Web surfing experience. NETGEAR, a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, will provide "Live Parental Controls" powered by OpenDNS's comprehensive Internet security system to NETGEAR customers free of charge on many of NETGEAR's Wireless-N routers.

"Live Parental Controls" powered by OpenDNS will provide NETGEAR customers more than 50 categories of filterable content to choose from, including "Social Networking," to easily block sites like, and others; "Gaming," to restrict access to online gaming Web sites; and more than seven categories of "Adult" content, giving NETGEAR customers the ability to customize access levels to their unique needs. In addition, "Live Parental Controls" gives parents the ability to block access to Web sites based on specific times of day, enabling even finer grain Internet access control.

"The home network is now an integral part of our lives. It is through the home network and the broadband connection that we communicate, learn and are entertained. But there is a large amount of content on the Internet that we would not want to expose to our children," said David Henry, Sr. Director of Home/Consumer Product Marketing. "NETGEAR's customers are asking for simple, effective tools to manage and control the online activity of every computer user in their household and keep their families safe online. OpenDNS provides a great solution for parental controls - set it once and everyone in the home is protected. We are excited about the combination of NETGEAR networking products and OpenDNS's proven parental controls solution."

Since its launch in late 2006, OpenDNS has experienced unprecedented growth in the consumer market and redefined the way in which people surf the Web. Enabling the free service provides built-in protection from fraudulent phishing scams and the ability to easily filter out Web sites that are unsafe for your family. OpenDNS is the world's largest and fastest-growing DNS service and the choice of millions of Internet users, including hundreds of thousands of households, schools and businesses.

"As the sheer volume of malicious and inappropriate content on the Internet has grown dramatically over the years, it is simply no longer safe to surf the Web without security and content filtering, particularly for households with kids. OpenDNS is one of the easiest and most effective ways for parents and administrators to keep their families and organizations safe from these threats," said OpenDNS Founder David Ulevitch. "NETGEAR is a world class brand and an innovator in the wireless gateway and router industry. Adding the OpenDNS service as a simple option in the initial set-up process of the device means using a NETGEAR router is now one of the easiest ways to keep your family safe online."

For NETGEAR device models not including OpenDNS integration, NETGEAR customers are encouraged to visit and quickly and easily set up the free service.

About OpenDNS OpenDNS is the world's largest and fastest-growing DNS provider, making the Internet safer, faster, smarter and more reliable for millions of people around the world. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company operates a new kind of recursive Domain Name System (DNS) service that enables the delivery of services like Web content filtering and industry-leading phishing protection through the DNS, free and without requiring users to download or install software. OpenDNS is thoroughly committed to operating the best DNS platform in the world and to improving the Internet. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit:

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