OpenDNS acquired by Cisco

I wrote an article which recommends OpenDNS to FritzBox users to use OpenDNS to filter malicious domains and perform parental control on the traffic that gets into their home routers.


And now, not a week later I see: Cisco made a big acquisition offer to OpenDNS and they accepted it.

Wow, what a news!

Read here the official posts from OpenDNS and from Cisco

Here are some FAQ related to the acquisition:


The idea is that OpenDNS will remain free for personal users.

Of course, I expect in time that things will evolve, but I think that the free users bring a lot of valuable traffic which can be analyzed and filtered. Basically, these users are like a huge honeypot. If there is malware out there, and there is plenty of it, these users will visit the domains where it is hosted. And this way the OpenDNS service will become better and more valuable.

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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