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    Regence BlueCross and BlueShield Switches
    to OpenDNS from Blue Coat
    Largest US Health Insurance Company Deploys OpenDNS Cloud-Based Web Content
    Filtering Company-Wide, Replacing its Blue Coat Appliance for All Filtering Needs

    The Problem                                                                                                                    Company Snapshot

    Filtering appliances are costly and time-intensive to manage across many locations,                                            Industry:
    and malware isn’t effectively being blocked.
    As one of the largest healthcare providers in the United States, serving millions of Americans, Regence                        7,000
    BlueCross and BlueShield sought a solution that was more effective at filtering Web content and
                                                                                                                                   Using OpenDNS for:
    securing it’s large-deployment network than an appliance from Blue Coat. Frustrated with the poor
                                                                                                                                   Web content filtering, anti-phishing, anti-
    performance of the Blue Coat box and the amount of time and money spent managing the appliance,                                malware, remote management, reporting,
    coupled with its lack of effectiveness eliminating malware as a problem, network administrators at                             faster and more reliable DNS.
    Regence BlueCross and BlueShield set out to explore alternatives.

                                                                                                                                   What They’re Saying

    The Solution                                                                                                                   “OpenDNS gives us more layered protection
                                                                                                                                   for services that Blue Coat doesn’t proxy
    Roll out OpenDNS across all locations, to more than 7,000 employees, in just hours.                                            for. Our total number of security related
    Never look back.                                                                                                               incidents has decreased since we made
                                                                                                                                   the switch to OpenDNS. I recommend it to
    After one member of the network administration team at BlueCross and BlueShield heard a glowing
    recommendation for OpenDNS, he presented the service as an option to his colleagues. Impressed by                              – Charles Koenig
    its robust security functionality and claims to block malware, as well as its remote-management ability,                         Network Administrator
    the corporation tested OpenDNS.                                                                                                  Regence BlueCross and BlueShield

    After the trial was declared a success, OpenDNS was deployed organization-wide in just hours, in
    stark contrast to appliance deployments that can take months or years. Since making the switch from
    Blue Coat, malware and phishing have been eliminated as problems and Web content filtering is now
    considered an easy-to-manage responsibility – handled through a centralized and Web-based dashboard
    that’s updatable anywhere with Internet access – of the network administration team at BlueCross and

    More About Regence BlueCross and BlueShield
    Regence BlueCross and BlueShield offers individual and group medical, dental, vision and life
    insurance, Medicare and other government programs, and pharmacy benefit management. It is the
    largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain Region, serving members as Regence BlueShield
    of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and
    Regence BlueShield (in Washington). Each Plan is an Independent Licensee of the BlueCross and
    BlueShield Association. Regence BlueCross and BlueShield is 3 million members strong and stewards
    more than $8.3 billion in member premiums annually and maintains reserves of more than $1 billion.

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