SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenDNS, a leading provider of cloud-delivered security, today announced that it has acquired BGPmon, a provider of network and routing monitoring services based on the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), a protocol used by every major network, ISP, and business on the Internet. This acquisition enables OpenDNS to expand its extensive security research capabilities and offer its customers broader protection against increasingly advanced cybersecurity threats.
Network attacks that target, hijack, and redirect internet traffic are on the rise. These types of attacks can be used to inspect and alter hijacked traffic, launch clandestine surveillance of network communication, and intentionally disrupt network quality. BGPmon provides companies with unique network visibility that can detect threats caused by IP hijacking issues. BGPmon’s service monitors customer networks from hundreds of vantage points worldwide and delivers near real-time alerts in case of a route-hijack, network instability or policy violations.
To date, thousands of global companies have deployed BGPmon including many of the largest Internet service providers, financial institutions, technology companies, government organizations and popular consumer web services.
“Network attacks are becoming more sophisticated everyday and companies need to prepare for the fact that unexpected parts of their internet infrastructure will be targeted,” said David Ulevitch, founder and CEO of OpenDNS. “BGPmon has built a service that helps the largest companies, networks, and services on the Internet better understand traffic changes and maintain a stronger security posture. Its network security monitoring and routing features will enhance the OpenDNS Global Network and broaden our ability to discover, catch and better predict advanced attacks.”
BGPmon is a private company and was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2011.
For more information, please read the announcement blog post here.
OpenDNS is a leading provider of network security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. The Umbrella cloud-delivered network security service blocks advanced attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Its predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emergent threats before they can reach customers. OpenDNS protects all devices globally without hardware to install or software to maintain. For more information, please visit: www.opendns.com.