RideNow Powersports signs OpenDNS to manage Internet security

Publish Date: 
Jan 25, 2012

RideNow Powersports has deployed the OpenDNS Enterprise retail security system to improve Internet security and reduce the total cost of ownership for its malware prevention and content filterning initiatives, OpenDNS reports.

RideNow Powersports has 22 dealerships across the United States. Before deploying the new system, RideNow Powersports was using Edgewave's IPrism device, but was searching for a solution that would be more cost-effective to deploy across its 22 stores. RideNow Powersports was also looking for a solution that contained a more robust set of enterprise-specific features to improve the company's overall Internet security strategy.

RideNow chose the cloud-based OpenDNS Enterprise because the web filtering system also protects against inbound and outbound malware through its embedded malware-prevention technology. OpenDNS Enterprise protects against malware both by blocking access to known malicious sites and by disabling communication between downloaded malware and its online host, thus rendering the malware ineffective.

"OpenDNS Enterprise is a comprehensive solution that saves us time and money through its easy-to-manage content filtering and embedded malware protection," says Joe Hennessy, systems and technology director for RideNow Powersports. "We couldn't live without the extensive list of categories that make it easy for us to manage filtering at any of our locations with just a few clicks."

RideNow Powersports selected OpenDNS Enterprise for content filtering because the service offered two immediate opportunities for the company to improve efficiency: First, the cloud-based technology can be deployed and managed from a single online dashboard in minutes, eliminating the need for RideNow's IT team to set up cumbersome devices or manage complex updates and allowing them to focus on more a proactive IT strategy. Second, the system offers network insight and stats so the IT team was able to quickly identify and filter content that it found to be harmful or distracting from core employee responsibilities.

"Since deployment, our employees are no longer burdened by dealing with distracting or harmful Internet sites and they're able to better focus on what's most important: serving our customers,” Hennessy says. “I would recommend OpenDNS Enterprise to any organization that is looking to improve efficiency and reduce IT management costs."

Posted by Holly Wagner

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