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Dyn Inc. has leveraged its decade of computer networking and security expertise to make the home or office Internet experience faster, safer, and better though its newest service Internet Guide.

A simple click of the mouse allows anyone who is a Dyn Inc. customer to surf the web faster and more safely with the protection of Internet Guide, an opt-in service for additional protection at the DNS level. Internet Guide is included in the service package at no cost.

"Imagine being able to jump online without worrying about a virus, malware or spyware ever coming near your computer," said Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Dyn Inc. "We set out to offer a solution to take the worry out of the equation. When our customers go online with the protection of Internet Guide, they never have to deal with annoying and scary software or online pop-ups on their computer screen warning that a virus is on the brink of being downloaded to their computer, and hoping that they hit the right button to block a malicious attack. Because Dyn's technical team does this all remotely, at the server level, we keep dangerous content one-step removed from our customers and protect the end user."

By using Dyn Inc.'s managed network spread across the world instead of using an ISP by default or anti-virus software that must be downloaded and updated regularly, the user's computer will be able to find safe web content and load websites faster. Internet Guide makes the Internet secure and safe by blocking phishing and malware sites at the DNS level, so a user's computer is never put at risk. With Internet Guide, computers can be up and running with full protection in less than a minute. There is no software to install and it's free.

"We understand that not all of our customers and end-users, especially on the enterprise side, are experts in computer security. Nor should they be - that job should be the responsibility of an expert technology partner. Plus, how many times have you canceled a security software download or uninstalled the antivirus software because it substantially slowed the processing speed of your computer? By removing the upkeep for consumers and IT professionals in organizations, we keep everyone safe without costly and time-consuming upkeep," added Hitchcock.

In addition to the security features, Internet Guide can be customized to user or enterprise preferences. If an IT professional wants to block certain sites from the staff, a simple online user interface allows this with a click of the mouse. Parents can customize settings for age-appropriate content on their children's computers. Schools can allow access to educational resources and block non-academic content. If a developer needs to access sites that may be considered dangerous by the Internet Guide standards, a simple override is easily possible. "We want to protect our customers, but also allow them to customize for their individual situations," said Hitchcock.

Dyn Inc. has partnered with Barracuda Networks to power the web content filtering used in Internet Guide. Barracuda Networks has licensed the content filtering database of its Barracuda Web Filter for use in Dyn Inc.'s Internet Guide.

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