Home user version of Umbrella

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    rotblitz

    What exact features of Umbrella are you missing in the OpenDNS Home versions?

    There are three Home versions: Home Free, Home VIP and FamilyShield.
    And there is Live Parental Control powered by OpenDNS, in conjunction with a Netgear router.
    There's also a Premium DNS version, without content filtering, but can be used for home and business purposes for free.

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    loungehake

    Thank you rotblitz.  I was alluding to OpenDNS enterprise Umbrella.  This appears to offer much more than home user targetted facilities.  GlobalView is alleged to prevent malware and fraud as I believe enterprise Umbrella does.  I presently use OpenDNS filtering by category, enjoy phishing protection and modest protection from certain botnets.

    From what I have read, GlobalView seems to offer very similar to what enterprise Umbrella does.  I was trying to ascertain if OpenDNS might make a higher cost home user product available at the £50 (Sterling) per annum price point.  If not, I will look at GlobalView.

    There's no harm in asking.

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    rotblitz

    Agreed, I have voted for your idea. Let's see what OpenDNS staff have to say.

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    loungehake

    Restrictions like the limiting of service to a single public IPv4 address or a limited number of IPv6 addresses would be expected.

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    rotblitz

    I'm afraid you need to expand on this to explain more in detail or with examples what this means.

    Especially, what would these IP addresses be related to, and whom would they belong to?  And what kind of "restrictions" should be applied?

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    loungehake

    I would say that Predictive security and advanced threat protection with Umbrella Enterprise sums up what I want.  Umbrella Insights is probably way over the top for a home user's pocket.  It just sounds very expensive.  Multi location coverage is not a requirement for me.  Like most home users I am on a single (static in my case) IPv4 address.

    Prevention of  malware and drive-by downloads/exploits and the containment of botnets and phishing sums up what I would want from an OpenDNS home user subcribed security service.  This would be in addition to OpenDNS Premium which I already use.  A home user price structure would be interesting to see.

     

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    robbinsde

    I'd love to have access to the Umbrella Everywhere offering for home use; would allow me to secure not only home network, but my kid's computers and phones when they are away from home.  Something like a fixed price for up to n (maybe 10) devices, or a cost effective per device price offering for home users.

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    bigchaudry

    At last an advanced &  flexible cloud based solution by Skydog.com with:

    a) date and timestamps of sites visited per device level !!!

    b )individual blocking policy setting per device (where a MAC device can be re-named to identify individual user in household - hence accountability!)

    c) E-mail and text alerts when bandwidth against tracked sites is breached

    d) MIS reports per device of sites visited and blocked

    e) setting up of custom blocking policy per device

    f) temporary timed "override" of blocking policy per device

    g) Time of day blocking to wi-fi per device (e.g. child's device blocked during the night time)

    h) Wi-Fi bandwidth allocation priority for each device

    i) Additional virtual "Guest" and "Work" networks can be set-up with own separate blocking policies

    g) OpenDNS DNS IPs can be added to provide a bespsoke OpenDNS blocking policy (but note, as all web traffic is re-routed from Skydog servers to OpenDNS, Skydog's own logging will cease)

     

    Check out this new Skydog cloud based service at: http://skydog.com/discover-skydog.php

    You can see video demos at: http://skydog.com/videos.php

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    clarky100
    I think a home (scaled down) version of Umbrella is a good idea and im surprised it doesnt exists as i would think it would be a good sell. Im new to OpenDNS and for my home network its great but how do i protect my kids mobile when they are not on my home network. Im not an enterprise but my reading of Umbrella is that it does that and more but its not aimed at the home user. What about the home user for protecting mobiles?
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    davidlev

    The skydog.com is an advertisement/spam, correct? Has nothing to do with OpenDNDS?

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    rotblitz

    "The skydog.com is an advertisement/spam, correct?"

    You got it!

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    rotblitz

    "Home user version of Umbrella"

    You all asked for it, you get it !

    https://store.opendns.com/umbrella/prosumer

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    becmurphy

    So the Umbrella App is free but you can't use it without buying Umbrella for each member of the family??? I just downloaded it but it says my account isn't enabled for Umbrella Mobility...

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    mattwilson9090

    That's right, Umbrella is a pay product. If you want to use any portion of it, including the agent, you need to pay for your subscription.

    Making an agent freely available for download and install is a common method in the software community since it's easy to get and does not require cumbersome licensing keys, dongles or other licensing schemes. You download and install, then "connect" it to your subscription.

    Do you see something wrong with this?

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    Patrick Colford

    Hello everyone,

    Umbrella for home use is best achieved by our Prosumer package, available here: https://www.opendns.com/enterprise-security/threat-enforcement/packages/ (Scroll down for "Want a package for 1 to 5 users?")

    This allows a user to purchase up to five licenses for a total of up to fifteen devices to be protected. There are some important notes about Prosumer:

    • It does not include Network based protection. The licenses of Prosumer allow you to download the Roaming Client to your devices, but will not let you protect an entire network.
    • The cost is $20/license, annually.

    We think this service is comparable to others, and allows users to enjoy the benefits of OpenDNS anywhere, anytime.

    Please let us know if you have any feedback about the service, and any further questions. 

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    bertbdj

    Patrick, you asked for some feedback.

    I've been in discussion with the sales group and trying to figure out what Umbrella package I could purchase to allow for a simple DNS Request report that includes timestamps. I was directed to the Prosumer package. However, given the lack of network based protection the prosumer version is not suitable for the majority of homes. So here's the feedback. Ditch the $20 per 1-5 users license fee, make it a flat $100 (the maximum cost for 5 users) but include network based protection. The majority of OpenDNS VIP users (I am one) are actually looking for timestamps in our DNS Request report, and we are willing to pay for this privilege. I know there are no plans to bring that capacity to VIP, but the Prosumer isn't actually a replacement for VIP since it lacks the network protection. The only Umbrella product that does has a minimum of 10 users at $37 per user so equals $370 per year.  Meet us VIP users halfway and figure out a price to provide a package that includes timestamped reports AND network based protection and you'll have us signing up to purchase in droves.

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    pearannoyed

    I agree with bertbdj. I'm primarily looking for timestamps and devices used to access certain sites, but I still want network-based filtering.

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    pc-man

    AMEN !

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    locomole

    For timestamp logging, I would go a diferent route (pun-intended): custom firmware on your router, or routers that support more granular/detailed control and logging. Custom firmware like DD-WRT or Tomato Shibby uses dnsmasq, and the "log-queries" option will enable full logging (sorry, nothing in between). If you're not familiar with Unix-based tool like grep, Windows editor like Notepad++ or glogg (log viewer) can easily assist you in filtering the log content for DNS queries by a specific ip address/device.

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    chdo1

    I have nothing bad to say about Prosumer from Open DNS. I have it and love it. Added malware protection. 

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    chdo1

    I have nothing bad to say about Prosumer from Open DNS. I have it and love it. Added malware protection. 

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    chdo1

    I have nothing bad to say about Prosumer from Open DNS. I have it and love it. Added malware protection. 

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    chdo1

    I have nothing bad to say about Prosumer from Open DNS. I have it and love it. Added malware protection. 

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    mcroutch

    Regarding the security features requested by the user who began this discussion: those features are already part of the Free OpenDNS Home product. If you go to the Security settings page for your network in the OpenDNS dashboard, you can activate Malware/Botnet Protection, Phishing Protection, and Suspicious Response blocking.

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