“We are not getting the most out of our existing security products. They don’t talk to each other, and they don’t work when people leave the office.”

This is what I hear from CIOs and CISOs when I talk about the OpenDNS cloud-delivered security network. Our customers are making major investments in the newest network Advanced Threat Detection (ATD) capabilities, but they have a problem: the moment an employee leaves the corporate network — all of the awesome perimeter-ATD protection vanishes.

Many of our larger customers have invested in FireEye, one of the foundational players in the ATD market. In February of 2014, we integrated our products and announced our joint solution of Layered-Intelligence and Extended-Enforcement. This was our initial attempt at extending ATD enforcement beyond the perimeter, and it was a great success. We have many joint customers benefiting from this solution.

But FireEye was just the start — there is a bigger problem to be addressed. Security needs a new foundation for enforcement. One that reestablishes visibility and protection across all devices and users, wherever they are in the world.

So we developed the broader solution. I am proud to announce our new security platform and Partner APIs, which enable enterprise security vendors to integrate with OpenDNS’s worldwide network. What does this mean for you? Well, when your favorite ATD security vendors integrate with our cloud-delivered security platform, you instantly have that threat protection extended beyond the traditional network perimeter. Your workforce is protected wherever they roam. And bonus: you get more out of your existing security investments.

The platform itself already has a few integrations built-in and ready for you to use, including FireEye, CheckPoint, and ZeroFOX. We will continue to add new partners and update you as new integrations become available.

As always, we would love to hear your feedback on our new security platform. If there is a security vendor that you think is important and you want us to partner with — let us know! Or if you are a security vendor reading this and you want access to our APIs, please feel free to reach out to us here.

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