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Surf Without the Sharks: Internet Guide Makes the Web Safer, Faster

Internet Guide Protects Your Computer from Dangerous Content with One Click and No Software to Download

MANCHESTER, NH – A faster, safer, more reliable Internet is no longer a pipe dream. Dyn 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 (Internet Guide). A simple click of the mouse allows anyone who is a Dyn 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 far superior protection to downloadable software currently offered by service providers and third-party software companies, and it 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  “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’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.

Internet Guide features the ability to:
* Block phishing and dangerous content
* Prevent phishing and malware sites from loading and exposing your computer to threats automatically with a click of the button.
* Customize options to block content from 58 categories or customize preferences further by allowing certain sites
* Trust Dyn’s security expertise and hardened servers to protect against DNS-based attacks
* Find and browse the web faster with common domain typo correction
* Hosted, managed service where a user’s settings stay with the user even during travel or if an ISP changes the address

“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,” commented Hitchcock.

Dyn has partnered with Barracuda Networks to power the web content filtering used in Internet Guide. Barracuda Networks, the worldwide leader in content security appliances, has licensed the content filtering database of its award-winning Barracuda Web Filter for use in Dyn’s Internet Guide. Featuring over 58 content categories, the Barracuda Web Filter content category database has protected and enforced Internet usage policies for more than 15,000 schools, libraries, government agencies, and businesses worldwide. With the introduction of Dyn’s Web content filtering service, the Barracuda Web Filter content category database will also be utilized to protect individual consumers and other businesses through a DNS lookup service.

Dyn, a leading DNS provider with more than a decade of computer networking and security, is dedicated to the service and protection of its loyal customers. To learn more about Dyn or its suite of products, including Internet Guide, please visit or to get started visit

About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. built its reputation as the worldwide leader in content security appliances by offering easy to use and affordable products that protect organizations from email, Web and IM threats. Barracuda Networks has leveraged its success in the security market to offer networking products that improve application delivery and network access as well as world-class solutions for message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L’Oreal, and Europcar are amongst the more than 85,000 organizations protecting their networks with Barracuda Networks’ solutions. Barracuda Networks’ success is due to its ability to deliver easy to use, comprehensive solutions that solve the most serious issues facing customer networks without unnecessary add-ons, maintenance, lengthy installations or per user license fees. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit

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Kyle York
Whois: Kyle York

Kyle York is GM & VP, Product Strategy, and has been a long-time executive, having joined in 2008. Over the years, he has held go-to-market leadership roles in worldwide sales, marketing, and services. In his current role, Kyle focuses on overall corporate strategy, including: positioning and evangelism, new market entry, strategic alliances and partnerships, M&A, and business development. Outside of Oracle Dyn, Kyle is an angel investor, entrepreneur, and advisor in several startups.