We performed a comparison between Google Cloud DNS and Quad9 based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Managed DNS solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is a scalable solution."
"The scalability is good."
"The tool is well integrated. We don’t need the interface of another provider. The product helps me manage my domain and write in Google Cloud."
"The most valuable feature of Quad9 is that it is a free solution."
"Setting up Quad9 is straightforward if you know what you're doing, and it's easy to use overall."
"The solution's price could be better."
"The UI is tricky to understand for people who have not worked with DNS records. People with little to no experience with DNS records can find it hard to understand. For example, you need to know the hallmarks to input records since they need to be matched in a specific format."
"It needs to provide better integration."
"It used to work fine for all the devices, but it started to slow and become non-responsive. I would have to reload the page two or three times before all the pages loaded. With OpenDNS, I only need to load the page once."
"Quad9 could improve by having more free features, such as custom DNS filtering."
Google Cloud DNS is a scalable, reliable and managed authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) service running on the same infrastructure as Google. It has low latency, high availability and is a cost-effective way to make your applications and services available to your users. Cloud DNS translates requests for domain names like www.google.com into IP addresses like 184.108.40.206. Cloud DNS is programmable. You can easily publish and manage millions of DNS zones and records using our simple user interface, command-line interface or API.
Quad9 is a free, recursive DNS service that replaces your ISP's or company's default domain name server (DNS) settings. Quad9 blocks lookups of malicious host names from an up-to-date list of threats when your computer makes any internet transaction that uses the DNS.
This blocking action protects your computer, mobile device, or IoT systems against a variety of risks, including malware, phishing, spyware, C2 command-and-control domains, exploit kit-compromised sites, and botnets. It can also boost performance while ensuring privacy.
Quad9’s service uses threat intelligence from a variety of sources, including:
Quad9 employs DNSSEC, which assures that the results supplied are accurate. It also filters out websites that have been categorized as hazardous using blacklists provided by various security suppliers.
Quad9 supports DNS over TLS (DoT) and DNS over HTTPS (DoH). It’s been increasingly obvious in recent years that standard DNS has significant security flaws due to a lack of encryption. As a result, it is more susceptible to DNS hijacking. Quad9 users are effectively protected from cyber criminals as well as government censorship.
The Quad9 service is run by the Quad9 Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Switzerland whose purpose is to make the internet a safer and more reliable place for everyone.
Quad9 has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Google Cloud DNS is ranked 7th in Managed DNS with 3 reviews while Quad9 is ranked 3rd in Managed DNS with 2 reviews. Google Cloud DNS is rated 8.6, while Quad9 is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud DNS writes "A reliable and stable product for public and private domains ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quad9 writes "It's easy to use and set up, but I've faced performance problems ". Google Cloud DNS is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Amazon Route 53, Azure DNS, Cisco Umbrella and Verisign Public DNS, whereas Quad9 is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Verisign Public DNS, Cisco Umbrella, Neustar UltraDNS and Hurricane Electric Free DNS. See our Google Cloud DNS vs. Quad9 report.
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