(Gawkwire) – OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet security and DNS services that deliver a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience to millions every day, today announced that Dan Hubbard has joined its executive team as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Hubbard was previously Chief Technology Officer at Websense, where he was responsible for driving innovation company-wide, in addition to the development of existing and new technologies and investigation of technology trends. During his tenure Hubbard also conceived, built and managed the Websense Security Labs.

At OpenDNS, Hubbard is tasked with developing products and strategies that enable enterprises to better anticipate Internet threats and more intelligently protect against them, across all Internet-connected devices. Leveraging its user base of nearly 40 million people around the world, or nearly 2 percent of all Internet users, OpenDNS is better positioned than any other company to understand the most sophisticated malware attacks and proactively block them. Further, as one of the largest cloud security services in the world, OpenDNS is exceptionally positioned to provide dramatically more effective security and privacy for mobile and roaming devices – including smartphones, tablets and laptops and anything else with an IP address – than any other service available today.

“I’ve known and admired Dan for many years,” said OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch. “Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the security space, Dan is among the most acclaimed CTOs in the industry. Under his technical leadership, OpenDNS will continue to unveil disruptive and powerful security services that solve some of the most critical problems facing IT and security groups today. I’m not alone in my excitement for what OpenDNS will deliver in the coming months.”

Today OpenDNS is the choice of Fortune 10, 500, and 1000 organizations, 1 in 3 U.S. public K-12 schools and tens of thousands of homes and SMBs around the world.

For thoughts about OpenDNS directly from Dan Hubbard, as well as details about why he chose OpenDNS, see his blog post here: http://blog.opendns.com/2012/03/05/why-i-joined-opendns-dan-hubbard-cto

About OpenDNS

OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, any time. OpenDNS provides millions of businesses, schools and households with a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience by protecting them from malicious Web threats and providing them control over how users navigate the Internet, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com.



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