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Thursday, February 14, 2013

How to stay ahead with your home pc security

This article is about security and how to minimize your exposure to malware / virusses / trojans.
Keep in mind that this article is written for the home user and not for the large companies with for example Checkpoint Firewalls with IPS blades, and with SCCM 2012 with integrated CSI, forefront etc....

This is about the average joe who wants to stay secure while browsing the World Wide (War) Web.

The first thing to achieve the above goal, is to keep you off from malicious sites who deploy trojans, try to run botnets etc etc.... for this I use OpenDNS.

  • Speed up your Internet experience
    OpenDNS’s 12 global data centers are strategically located at the most well-connected intersections of the Internet. Unlike other providers, OpenDNS’s network uses sophisticated Anycast routing technology, which means no matter where you are in the world, your DNS requests are answered by the datacenter closest to you. Combined with the largest DNS caches in the industry, OpenDNS provides you with DNS responses faster than anyone else.
  • Make your Internet more reliable
    With our extensive data center footprint and use of Anycast technology, the OpenDNS network has built-in redundancy ensuring zero downtime. SmartCache technology, an OpenDNS innovation, enables you to access sites that may otherwise be inaccessible due to authoritative DNS outages, providing you with the most reliable Internet possible.
  • Improve your security
    OpenDNS owns and operates PhishTank, the largest clearinghouse of phishing information on the Internet. OpenDNS incorporates PhishTank into its services to protect you from fraudulent websites that attempt to steal your personal information and money. In addition, OpenDNS provides protection against two of the most pervasive Internet security threats that continue to infect millions of users — Conficker, the largest botnet, and Internet Explorer exploits.
  • Gain visibility into your network usage
    OpenDNS’s reports provide you with visibility on your networks' Internet activity, giving you needed insight into how your Internet resources are being used.

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