David Ulevitch

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David Ulevitch
Born (1981-12-10) 10 December 1981 (age 36)
Residence San Francisco, California, USA
Citizenship Flag of the United States.svg American
Known for security, networking, privacy, dns
Website david.ulevitch.com

David A. Ulevitch (born December 10, 1981) is founder and CEO of the enterprise security company OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco) and founder of EveryDNS (acquired by Dyn). Since December, 2016, Ulevitch has been the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Security Business.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Ulevitch, the youngest child of Susan and Richard Ulevitch, was born and raised in Del Mar, California. Ulevitch's technology career started at an early age when he began working for ElectriCiti, a small regional ISP. In high school, he worked for a year at MP3.com. Ulevitch attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a degree in anthropology.


While a student at Washington University, Ulevitch created EveryDNS to fill his need for web-based DNS management software. EveryDNS grew from a personal project to a service with nearly 100,000 users worldwide within a few years. In January, 2010, EveryDNS was acquired by Manchester, NH company, Dyn, Inc.[2]

In July, 2006, Ulevitch launched OpenDNS,[3] a recursive DNS service focused on performance and security. On June 30, 2015 Cisco announced that it was buying OpenDNS for $635 million.[4]

Ulevitch was also in part responsible for the creation and operations of the California Community Colocation Project, which provided free colocation services to over 130 non-profits and after merging with the Online Policy Group successfully sued Diebold Election Systems in the Federal Court case OPG v. Diebold.

Ulevitch is active in the startup community, speaking regularly at events, serving as a mentor to other entrepreneurs, and as an active investor.

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2014, Inc. Magazine named Ulevitch to their annual "35 Under 35" list of entrepreneurs.[5] Ulevitch's company, OpenDNS, was selected as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer in 2011.[6]



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