Cisco buys a DNS supplier to guard you within the cloud
Whenever you consider web safety from Cisco, you in all probability think about firewalls and routers (often) stopping hackers and malware from hitting your community. You are going to need to increase that definition very shortly, although. Cisco has snapped up OpenDNS, whose area identify providers you may need used to dodge regional restrictions or enhance in your web supplier’s much less-than-stellar connection. The networking big is not making the acquisition for any of these causes, although. As an alternative, it is all about boosting Cisco’s cloud safety — the aim is to defend towards assaults in your company community wherever you occur to be, and to foretell threats earlier than they strike.
You won’t get a lot first-hand expertise with the fruits of this merger, however issues will possible kick into excessive gear when the acquisition closes later in 2015. And in case you are questioning: no, OpenDNS’ present providers aren’t going away. They will proceed to run as-is (and importantly, increase) beneath the deal, so you will not should scrounge round for an alternate.
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