OpenDNS Umbrella – Safety or Zombies?

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  1. Stephen says:

    Thanks so much for the review. I find their marketing of “Umbrella” very confusing. For an SMB, this product seems a little overkill – I would be happy to subscribe to the basic (free) features with scope for a slightly larger whitelist (25 entries isn’t sufficient). It’s a real shame that they don’t offer this.

  2. Umair says:

    Does it hide the IP address or bypass sites blocked by local ISP?

  3. Josh says:

    They have a version for home/smb Noe called “prosumer” I’m using it right now.

  4. Ed George says:

    Minimum quantities are way too high for Umbrella. 100 license buy-in is a show stopper for me. I tried talking to the founder David Ulevitch but he stopped responding to my messages. Too bad as it looks like a nice product but it doesn’t seem like they want the SMB market.

    • Jon says:

      Huh. That sucks. But I suppose I understand – more money to be made in the companies of size.

      I guess I was buying more licenses than that, so I didn’t run into that issue. That certainly does kabosh the idea for the next small startup though.

      • Ed George says:

        Any idea what other services are good?
        Comodo, Sendori, Norton DNS, DynDNS?
        I need to find something that caters to the SMB market.

  5. Wow — This is an awesome review. And such good feedback. And your ideas are spot on — We’re moving beyond DNS as we speak, and happy to get you trying out our intelligent proxy that selectively proxies stuff that is suspicious.

    We’ve sent your post to our entire company — engineers are jazzed and love seeing feedback like this.

    -David (Founder / CEO)

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