Protect your workforce online with Quad9 DNS Settings
It’s a really commmon thing to see routers and servers using Google’s DNS addresses (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199), and these work for what they are designed to do. Google say they don’t track any traffic that goes via these DNS servers.
What if you could leverage the power of free and quick DNS and also enhance the online protection of your employees?
Every website lives at a numerical IP address. Your Domain Name Server, or DNS, translates these numerical IP addresses into readable domain names we all know and remember. If your DNS settings are not working correctly, or you’re still using defaults, you may be at risk for cybercrime and performance issues.
Quad9 is a free security solution from IBM, PCH and Global Cyber Alliance that uses DNS to protect your system against the most common cyber threats. It improves your system’s performance, plus, it preserves and protects your privacy. It’s like an immunisation for your computer.
It’s really easy to implement too. You just need to replace those 8.8 addresses with 188.8.131.52 and you’re off.
Quad9 routes your DNS queries through a secure network of servers around the globe. The system uses threat intelligence from more than a dozen of the industry’s leading cyber security companies to give a real-time perspective on what websites are safe and what sites are known to include malware or other threats. If the system detects that the site you want to reach is known to be infected, you’ll automatically be blocked from entry – keeping your data and computer safe.
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