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Individual

Increase your security, protect your devices, and reduce your risk of becoming a victim of cyber crime.

Business
Business

Better secure your network, protect your digital assets and customers, reduce the risk of malicious threats such as email fraud, malware and ransomware.

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Threat Intelligence Provider

Collaborate with a global community of peers to take action on cybercrime and malware.

Manufacturers
Appliance Manufacturer

Ensure your IoT products aren’t putting your customers at risk through unknown vulnerabilities.

Individual

Increase your security, protect your devices, and reduce your risk of becoming a victim of cyber crime. The robust security protection of Quad9 offers peace of mind that your devices have the same type of first class protection the top businesses use. With Quad9, privacy is one of our highest concerns. No personally identifiable information is collected from your browsing history. We don’t market to you or sell your information to others, as we are a not-for-profit and have no return on investment goal that would cause us to treat end users as revenue sources.

An added benefit of Quad9: great performance. Our infrastructure is global and growing every day, meaning that there is probably a Quad9 server close to you, able to answer queries quickly without sending packets long distances for response.

Best of all, Quad9 is free and easy to use. In a few simple steps, you can be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Business

Quad9 provides a robust layer of protection for businesses and organizations of all sizes. By using this platform you are able to take advantage of more than eighteen vetted threat intelligence feeds that provide protection against a wide spectrum of threats. This protection is provided for free and with strong privacy (no ability to report individual IP address activities.)

Goals

Pilot organizations have seen dramatic reductions in IDS alerts and anti-virus alerts on their systems. If your organization requires or desires reporting on what is being blocked we highly encourage you to investigate commercial vendors who can provide that level of reporting.

For most organizations, this change is as quick as five minutes. 

The combination of ease of implementation (change your DNS settings, or forward your existing DNS resolvers to our IPs) and basic blocking allows organizations to enjoy a large amount of protection from a basic service for free.

  • Provide a free, recursive DNS services that blocks against common malicious threats (phishing domains, exploit kit domains, malware c2 domains). 
  • Provide the users of the system a privacy preserving experience. (By not logging source IP address for queries and strict rules on processing and sharing salted+hashed versions of source data.) 
  • Provide excellent speed performance on DNS lookups while achieving the other security and privacy goals. 
  • Provide a means of operationalizing threat intelligence that exists within the security community in a way that provides some value back to industry as well as end users on the Internet. 
How It Works

Quad9 is a recursive DNS platform available to individual users, organizations and governments around the globe. This infrastructure can be used to resolve any domain name into an IP address for use by devices and computers under your control. 

Quad9 delivers a free basic level of protection for everyone around the globe. We do this by aggregating threat feeds provided by our partners and transforming them into a format that the DNS infrastructure can use to block malicious domains. 

Quad9 provides organizations these and other benefits: 

  • Security: Quad9 has a combined pool of malicious sites from more than 18 leading vendors and sources, making it more effective than just one source. 
  • Privacy: Quad9 does not track personal information. Often DNS security solutions capture personal data for marketing and other purposes that end users may not expect. Quad9 does not record or compile any personally identifiable information, and as a nonprofit, there is no pressure to change that model unexpectedly, unlike commercial organizations. 
  • Performance: Quad9 is a global service with an infrastructure to match. We have resolvers located around the world, meaning that for many users, this DNS service will provide lower latency resulting in higher productivity. 
  • Free and easy to use: Quad9 is free and easy to set up. A few minutes is all it takes to configure your devices to run Quad9. 

Threat Intelligence Provider

Quad9 provides to these threat intelligence partners a form of global visibility into malicious campaigns, actors, and other cyber criminal activities. We do this by creating and sharing anonymized telemetry in the form of a data feed of queries against the malicious domains they contribute into the platform. This means we only share the below data for queries that are blocked for domains provided by each company. (Meaning Company A only gets telemetry for domains that Company A submits for blocks). 

As a threat intelligence provider, if you can contribute high-fidelity, low-false positive, actionable threat feed(s) into the Quad9 platform, we give you back the following attributes of queries for the domains you share with us: 

  • Timestamp of when the query occurred (in GMT) 
  • Fully qualified domain name of the resource requested 
  • DNS record type 
  • City/State/Country of where the resolution request originated from (based on geoip data/lookups) 

We do not store or log to disk the source IP from which a query originated. 

How to Start Contributing Threat Intelligence

Send an email to the following email address to begin discussion on data sharing.
threatintel@quad9.net

Appliance Manufacturer

A key goal of this project is to provide IoT and customer-premises equipment (CPE) manufacturers an easy way of protecting their customers as well as their product suites/devices. Quad9 will provide a key means of protection to device manufacturers and their customers by actively blocking access to known malicious domains. Future work will focus on identifying malicious infrastructure and previously unknown vulnerabilities in devices. 

How It Works

Quad9 is a recursive DNS platform available to individual users, organizations and governments around the globe. This infrastructure can be used to resolve any domain name into an IP address for use by devices and computers under your control. 

Quad9 delivers a free base level protection for everyone around the globe. We do this by aggregating threat feeds provided by our partners and transforming them into a format that the DNS infrastructure can use to block malicious domains. By partnering with IoT/CPE device manufacturers we can provide a means of protecting not just your customers, but also your own products and devices against the increasing threat of compromise. 

Ensure your IoT products aren’t putting your customers at risk through unknown vulnerabilities. 

  1. A license to co-brand/market devices in a retail market with Quad9 branding. 
  2. Immediate integration opportunity of our existing DNS infrastructure for protection of device manufacturers’ customer base against common threats. 
  3. Global recognition as a Quad9 partner organization. 
  4. Partnership in conferences and conventions to discuss the impact of working with Quad9. 
  5. Entry into future projects and works focused on vulnerability discovery against IoT/CPE devices. 
  6. Technical and engineering support for integration and product management for new security related efforts. 
  7. Beyond the market differentiation and impact on marketing and visibility that partnership can offer a device manufacturer, by partnering with Quad9 your brand can immediately take and communicate a proactive stance on the threats that IoT/CPE devices face. The project also focuses on providing its end users as high of a level of privacy protection as we can technically produce while maintaining a solid and resilient DNS infrastructure. 

“We do not store or log to disk the source IP from which a query originated.” 

How to Partner

Send an email to the following email address to setup an on-boarding meeting
partnerships@quad9.net

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