Infoblox DDI vs Quad9 comparison

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We performed a comparison between Infoblox DDI 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.
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"The most valuable feature of Infoblox DDI is its IP Address Management (IPAM) tool. This tool allows for the effective management of IP addresses and provides the capability to detect duplicates, hence its moniker "discovery." Another feature that I find particularly useful is the integration of DNS, which can be seamlessly integrated with your existing primary DNS server, making the overall experience much more seamless and efficient.""The best feature is the user interface.""Infoblox has more technology patents than any of its competitors.""It offers an easy initial setup.""Infoblox DDI prioritizes DNS security, which is crucial for the security department.""Infoblox DDI is a good tool if you want to centralize everything in your environment...It is a stable solution."

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"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."

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"The solution is expensive.""The recategorization part takes longer with Infoblox DDI compared to other companies like Symantec, Zscaler, and Palo Alto.""They need to reconsider their pricing for their SMB customers. It is a hurdle for them to manage the price.""They need to provide more training and tutorials than what's provided on the website.""Regarding an upcoming release of Infoblox DDI, I would like to see an improvement in the existing integration with Ansible. Currently, the integration is not up to par and requires further enhancements, particularly in Ansible version 2.5. Additionally, the GUI is slow, it could be improved."

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"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."

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  • "The license of the solution is expensive, not including the hardware."
  • "I would say the pricing falls between average and expensive. It's not a cheap product."
  • "Infoblox's subscription includes support."
  • "Infoblox DDI is an expensive product."
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  • "The price of Quad9 is free."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Infoblox DDI is a good tool if you want to centralize everything in your environment...It is a stable solution.
    Top Answer:The three major features of Infoblox DDI are very good. Artificial intelligence is one of the areas in the solution where there are some shortcomings. When dealing with URLs, Infoblox needs a good… more »
    Top Answer:The purpose of this solution is to work with different main services already existing on the customer side, such as Microsoft's DHCP server and DNS server. While these services are mostly covered by… more »
    Top Answer:Cloudflare DNS is a very fast, very reliable public DNS resolver. It is an enterprise-grade authoritative DNS service that offers great redundancy and advanced security with built-in unmetered and… more »
    Top Answer:Setting up Quad9 is straightforward if you know what you're doing, and it's easy to use overall.
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    Network landscapes are rapidly evolving, driven by trends in hybrid and multi-cloud transformation, the IoT and distributed workforces. Infoblox is uniquely able to support organizations in this challenging environment because our solutions support DNS, DHCP and IP address management. These are the critical network services collectively known as DDI that make all network interactions possible.

    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:

    • Cisco
    • F-Secure
    • Netlab
    • IBM X-Force
    • Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

    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 Features

    Quad9 has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Privacy: Quad9 is the custodian of a worldwide DNS infrastructure that allows people to communicate and participate in governance and civil society more easily. Quad9 protects their users' privacy by not collecting personal data; Quad9 protects their consumers' privacy by preventing connections between their devices and harmful Internet sites. Quad9 provides users with performance by placing servers in hundreds of communities all over the world to deliver service on a local level. Because of their non-commercial position, they are able to give equal emphasis to regions that are otherwise underserved.
    • Addresses: Quad9 offers a number of distinct recursive DNS service options. Each has its own IP address (or, in certain situations, hostname), which you may use to configure your devices.
    • Threat blocking: Both commercial and publically available threat intelligence feeds have been merged by Quad9. Each was picked based on its shown ability to identify threats and provide a comprehensive set of capabilities for detecting exploits, malware, ransomware, spyware, and other potentially hazardous websites. Quad9’s threat intelligence (TI) partners provide us with data on feeds that are rapidly updated and dispersed as new domain-based risks emerge, and these domains or hosts are updated in their lists.
    • Locations: Quad9 systems are available in more than 150 places in 90 countries, with significant expansion planned. Quad9's servers are primarily positioned at internet exchange points, which are the locations with the highest concentration of interconnections within a typical network region.
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    Sample Customers
    Adobe, Aflac, UCSD, Airbus, Amgen, Apple
    CISCO, Netlab, proofpoint
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Media Company10%
    Company Size
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infoblox DDI vs. Quad9
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Infoblox DDI vs. Quad9 and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Infoblox DDI is ranked 8th in Managed DNS with 6 reviews while Quad9 is ranked 4th in Managed DNS with 2 reviews. Infoblox DDI is rated 8.8, while Quad9 is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Infoblox DDI writes "Offers efficient and streamlined management of the DHCP server". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quad9 writes "It's easy to use and set up, but I've faced performance problems ". Infoblox DDI is most compared with VitalQIP, Cisco Network Registrar, Azure DNS and BlueCat Integrity, whereas Quad9 is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Google Cloud DNS, Verisign Public DNS and Cisco Umbrella. See our Infoblox DDI vs. Quad9 report.

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