Internet domain name resolution company, OpenDNS is looking to make Internet home protection easier. The company has launched Family Shield, a free service aimed at protecting children from inappropriate material.

The system, which requires no new software to be installed, has been preconfigured to block pornographic sites. It works through pointing the home Internet access to a special OpenDNS IP address.

The service will be automatically round-the-clock to ensure that families have maximum protection claimed OpenDNS. Because the product has been aimed at home users, it also looks to protect gaming consoles as well as PCs said OpenDNS. The company said that it would also block fraud and malware sites.

We've had demand for a pre-configured version of OpenDNS for years, and we're now delivering," said Allison Rhodes, OpenDNS's director of marketing.

Full details on how to access the service can be found on OpenDNS's website.