IBM Security , Packet Clearing House (PCH) and The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) today launched a free service designed to give consumers and businesses added privacy and security protection as they access the internet. The new Quad9 Domain Name System (DNS) service helps protect users from accessing millions of malicious internet sites known to steal personal information, infect users with ransomware and malware, or conduct fraudulent activity.
Businesses and consumers can safeguard their online privacy as the Quad9 (18.104.22.168) DNS service is engineered to not store, correlate or otherwise leverage any personally identifiable information (PII) from its users. In contrast, other DNS services often capture Information about the websites consumers visit, devices they use and where they live for marketing or other purposes.
Quad9 provides an automated security solution at a time when it is needed most by consumers. New polling1 of consumers across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany released today found that just 27 percent of consumers think they are capable of staying ahead of the latest online threats and only 14 percent have ever changed the DNS settings on their computer.
To take advantage of the security and privacy of Quad9, users simply need to reconfigure a single setting on their devices to use 22.214.171.124 as their DNS server. Full instructions on what a DNS service does and how to switch to Quad9 can be found at www.quad9.net.