2017-11-23

Quad9: A Safer Internet Experience, A Free Global DNS Service

Internet Security & Privacy In a Few Easy Steps: Quad9
IBM's new Quad9 [domain: quad9.net] Domain Name System (DNS) offering. Created in collaboration with Packet Clearing House (PCH) and the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), Quad9 goes far beyond standard DNS name resolution, with four key areas of focus.--securityintelligence.com
  • Privacy: Unlike many other DNS services, Quad9 makes use of aggregated data, but by design does not store, correlate or otherwise employ any personally identifiable information (PII). Quad9 does not and never will share any of its data with marketers, nor will it use this data for demographic analysis.
  • Security: Quad9 makes security a chief priority to deliver superior protection against cybercrime networks and malware, integrating security analysis from individual machines’ DNS queries to global trends.
  • Scalability: Quad9 leverages PCH’s long history of providing highly robust DNS back-end infrastructure, including over 160 points of presence around the world.
  • Ease of use: Administrators can easily configure endpoint devices to point to the Quad9 DNS server at address 9.9.9.9.
Safer Internet Experience for South Africa Announced | allAfrica.com: "... a free new global Domain Name System (DNS) service ... Quad9 provides an immunisation service against malware. It supports end-to-end encryption. The system has been in pilot for a year, with almost 1 million users globally ..."





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