Leading Technology Provider for Major Transportation Vehicles Chooses OpenDNS Enterprise Security Solution for Railway Customers
London, England (June 8th 2011) – Icomera, the world’s leading provider of open Internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport and public safety, announced today that it has partnered with OpenDNS to provide Web filtering and Internet security services to its onboard-train communications services. OpenDNS is the world’s largest and fastest growing provider of DNS and Internet security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable.
Icomera’s onboard-train communications technology solutions services more than 15 million Wi-Fi users in over 20 countries and provides high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission-critical onboard systems. Icomera selected OpenDNS Enterprise as its preferred Web Filtering and Internet Security solution partner because it provides Icomera’s train operator customers with the most flexible, easiest to deploy and manage solution available.
Internet access on trains has become a core passenger expectation and providing an optimal, safe and appropriate Internet experience has become a requirement for train operators. OpenDNS Enterprise provides Icomera’s train operator customers the ability to manage and control Internet access to inappropriate or objectionable web sites allowing them to provide their passengers with a safe Internet environment. In addition, train operators can optimize network capacity and protect the quality of Internet experience for their passengers by using OpenDNS Enterprise to control access to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and other high-bandwidth sites.
OpenDNS delivers its service through the cloud so there is no additional equipment or software for Icomera’s train operator customers to deploy or maintain on each train. OpenDNS Enterprise operates with Icomera’s rail connectivity solutions seamlessly and all configuration, management and reporting is done through the web-based dashboard that is accessible from any location and at any time.
Martin Bergek, Icomera VP of Business Development, said: “We are very much looking forward to this partnership with OpenDNS. Not only are we adding content filtering, a frequently requested feature in our offerings, but we are also now able to provide our customers with more tools to help them monitor and manage their passengers’ experience.”
Michele Law, COO of OpenDNS, said: “We’re thrilled OpenDNS Enterprise was selected by the leader in onboard-train communications. Adding OpenDNS Enterprise to Icomera’s already robust solution makes it a powerful solution for any train operator. We look forward to providing a safe, fast and reliable Internet experience to train passengers around the world.”
Icomera launched the world’s first high-speed Internet solution for trains in September 2002 and is today the world’s leading provider of open Internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport and public safety. Our award-winning products are deployed on rail, road and sea, serving more than 15 million Wi-Fi users in over 20 countries and providing high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission-critical on-board systems.
Transport solutions of the future will require more than connectivity – passengers need to be entertained, the vehicles need to be monitored and the staff need to be kept informed. Together with our application partners Icomera is already meeting these and other needs through the deployment of complete transportation communication solutions.
Established in 1999, Icomera is headquartered in Sweden with office in the United Kingdom and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit www.icomera.com.
OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of DNS and Internet security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: www.opendns.com.