As Part of RSL Computer Solutions on going customer service I would like to share with you a Security and Privacy setting that can be made to your individual PC or added to your Network Routing to help safe guard your systems. In some cases this may also slightly increase your browsing speed as well.
Quad9 is a free, recursive, anycast DNS platform that provides end users robust security protections, high-performance, and privacy.
Security: Quad9 blocks against known malicious domains, preventing your computers and IoT devices from connecting malware or phishing sites. Whenever a Quad9 user clicks on a website link or types in an address into a web browser, Quad9 will check the site against the IBM X-Force threat intelligence database of over 40 billion analyzed web pages and images. Quad9 also taps feeds from 18 additional threat intelligence partners to block a large portion of the threats that present risk to end users and businesses alike.
IBM has long advocated for strong and innovative means to enhance privacy and data protection, and we are pleased to announce our latest investment in privacy-enhancing technology with the new Quad9Domain 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.
- 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 126.96.36.199
Make the Change to Quad9DNS servers are typically assigned by your internet provider or IT department, and both consumers and businesses can make a simple change to the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to route DNS traffic through Quad9 without requiring end users to make any changes. Quad9 is and will remain freely available to anyone who wants to use it.