OpenDNS, Now Part of Cisco, Supports Navigate 2016 by Continuum with Platinum Sponsorship

Posted by Continuum Staff

Sep 12 2016

OpenDNS’ Dima Kumets Presenting, “The Economics of Cybercrime,” at Continuum’s Third Annual User Conference – September 28-30, 2016 – Boston

BOSTON – Sept. 12, 2016Continuum®, the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, confirmed OpenDNS as a Platinum Sponsor of Navigate 2016, the company’s third annual user conference, taking place on Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This is OpenDNS’ second straight year supporting Navigate. Dima Kumets, Senior Product Manager at OpenDNS, now part of Cisco, is presenting the session, “The Economics of Cybercrime,” on Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

“Navigate is a unique opportunity for us to engage with many Continuum MSPs all in one place,” said Dima Kumets at OpenDNS. “It’s an important event for our MSP business and we always look forward to it.”

OpenDNS is a leading provider of network security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. The umbrella cloud-delivered network security service blocks advanced attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Its predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emergent threats before they can reach customers. OpenDNS protects all devices globally without hardware to install or software to maintain.

It’s not a secret that malware is growing at an exponential rate, but why? If customers ask, are you ready to explain why there seem to be so many more threats or why there is a higher need for network security? Dima Kumets’ educational session walks through the business side of cybercrime. Attendees learn specifics of the cybercriminal business models and are better prepared to educate customers on the root cause of the growing threatscape.

“We have had overwhelming support for Navigate this year which is allowing us to elevate the level of this industry event beyond the previous two years,” said Jeanne Hopkins, Senior Vice President & CMO at Continuum.

“This is possible with the support of all our technology sponsors, including OpenDNS.”

With 36 breakout sessions and four keynote addresses, Navigate is a unique opportunity for MSPs to discuss new ideas with peers and learn from experts across a variety of disciplines, all focused on building the success and growth of the IT channel. Navigate is the premier annual event for Continuum’s MSP partners that includes strategy, education, training and networking led by top business and channel leaders. The event offers unique content to help improve business strategies, increase sales and marketing efforts and gain a deeper understanding of Continuum products. For the complete list of Navigate 2016 sponsors, visit:

Navigate 2016 registration is open to Continuum’s MSP partners. The event is sold out. To join the waitlist to attend, visit:

To learn more, visit: For the latest updates, follow #nav16 on Twitter.

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Tracy Wemett

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