INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
OpenDNS

What is Domain Name Service(DNS)?
Domain Name Service (DNS) is a collection of databases that translate hostnames to IP addresses. DNS makes it possible to load a webpage in a browser using a domain name such as wtamu.edu. 

What is OpenDNS(DNS)?
OpenDNS is a service that prevents users from loading malicious websites that distribute malware and viruses.

Why use openDNS?
Exploiting DNS has become a popular vector for network attackers

OpenDNS provides an extra layer of security to DNS by ensuring that all DNS traffic is coming from a secure, trusted source
WT VPN and OpenDNS

WTAMU’s VPN utilizes the Cisco AnyConnect OpenDNS Roaming Security Module. When you connect to WT's VPN: