George Washington University Uses OpenDNS to Protect Intellectual Property

Securing intellectual property and protecting reputation are essential to research universities around the world.

Major intellectual property theft can have serious repercussions on universities, especially in their ability to attract and retain students, faculty and researchers.

For George Washington University, a research university situated in the heart of the nation’s capital, malware was a major concern for the engineers and IR team on campus. OpenDNS provided the university with a high level of protection with a low level of interaction to implement the solution, allowing the team to focus on protecting only the most critical data.


Watch this video featuring Mike Glyer, Director of Information Security Services, to see why OpenDNS is the security solution of choice for George Washington University.

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  1. Thank you. I should search for OpenDNS and learn more about it.

  2. Very interesting, I would love to learn how OpenDNS allows for more effective security with low levels of interaction.

    • Hi ZSavoury, think of it this way, everything we do today depends on IP addresses and IP names. OpenDNS does this translation for us (friendly name to IP address and vice versa) , so they have the benefit of working with many millions of data points so they can leverage big data analytics to help protect their clients by blocking suspicious activity at the DNS layer. It’s simple to deploy the change (minutes) and you instantly gain protection. They also have a DNS client for anyone that is off network.