Tuesday, July 19, 2011

D-Link® Home Networking Solutions Now Offer Leading Parental Controls

D-Link Integrates OpenDNS on Select Routers to Offer Cloud-Based

Parental Controls on Network-Connected Devices

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – July 19, 2011 – D-Link today announced the integration of OpenDNS technology into select D-Link® routers, enabling households to block unsafe and inappropriate Web content such as adult and phishing websites – all right at the source of the home network – the router. With OpenDNS technology, D-Link routers offer consumers Web content filtering and security services, ensuring that all connected devices in the household, from laptops to gaming consoles, are guarded from unsuitable online content via the built-in and fully customizable OpenDNS parental control solution.

“As more children gain access to the Internet through computers, mobile devices and gaming consoles, parents are in need of an easy security solution to protect against unwanted Internet content and threats,” says Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. “D-Link routers featuring OpenDNS offer easy-to-use parental controls for all your network-connected devices right at the router – delivering comprehensive, family-safe network security and performance without the need for setting controls on each device.”

Featuring D-Link’s superior connectivity performance, the company’s routers with OpenDNS technology offer an easy way to filter unsafe or inappropriate materials with faster and more reliable access to the Internet, making Web pages load faster and ridding households of annoying intermittent Internet outages. OpenDNS parental controls divide websites neatly into more than 50 categories, allowing parents to choose their desired filtering level from “high” to “minimal.” Households can further customize Web filtering to include certain categories of websites like “social networking” or “gambling” and even block specific sites that they view as a threat to online safety. In addition, OpenDNS parental controls are constantly updated to keep up with the growing amount of new websites, ensuring continued protection against offensive Internet content 24 hours a day.

With OpenDNS, D-Link now delivers the same favorite and trusted security solution used by one in three schools nationwide, and in millions of households. The integration of OpenDNS on D-Link routers makes it easier than ever before for D-Link customers to use OpenDNS and keep their families safe online.

“Integrating OpenDNS on D-Link consumer routers is a win for households everywhere as it makes securing your home Internet from any content you deem unsafe extremely fast and easy. Just enable OpenDNS when you install your router and every Internet-connected device in your household is instantly protected,” said OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch. “D-Link is a world-class brand and we’re proud to partner and help bring OpenDNS technology to millions more people.”

More information about OpenDNS-ready D-Link devices is available online at www.dlink.com.


D-Link routers featuring OpenDNS parental controls are available throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in North America and at the company’s online store, http://www.dlinkshop.com. Additional products will be available in the coming months. Detailed availability and MSRP pricing is as follows:

· HD Media Router 1000 (DIR-657) – available now for $149.99

· Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) – available in August for $119.99

About D-Link

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environment, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/dlink).

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