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Is Google DNS for your enterprise?

Companies should focus on securing their networks and educating workers on "safe surfing" habits, to minimize possible security leaks from users switching to Google's public DNS.
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Written by Victoria Ho, Contributor on
Companies should focus on securing their networks and educating workers on "safe surfing" habits, to minimize possible security leaks from users switching to Google's public DNS, advised an analyst.

The search giant last week launched a new public DNS service, allowing users to switch their DNS settings from default ISP-assigned servers to Google's DNS resolver.

Nupur Singh Andley, senior research analyst at Springboard Research, said in an e-mail interview that enterprises face security and privacy leaks related to employees who use Google's service to circumvent company-blocked sites.

This also brings about a loss in productivity, said Andley, since the blocked sites are typically e-mail and social networking sites that tend to consume one's attention.

For more, read "http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/internet/0,39044908,62059906,00.htm?scid=rss_z_nw&tag=wrapper;col1">Is Google DNS for your enterprise? on ZDNet Asia.

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