SafeDNS Joins Internet Watch Foundation to Make the Web Cleaner and Safer

SafeDNS, an Alexandria, Virginia-based provider of cloud based web filtering solutions founded in 2010, has recently become Internet Watch Foundation Member. From now on SafeDNS and UK-based Internet Watch Foundation work together to eliminate child sexual abuse images online.

This collaboration is called upon to better protect web users from child sexual abuse images, criminally obscene adult and child sexual abuse content. Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) membership would allow SafeDNS to more effectively disrupt the availability of child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere on the web.

safedns iwfCompiled by IWF, Child Abuse Images and Content list (CAIC) containing URLs of indecent images of children and abuse domains is now included in all SafeDNS web filtering systems and blocked by them. This would further raise the level of SafeDNS’ cloud based web filtering solutions.

IWF helps victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. IWF searches for child sexual abuse images and videos and offers a place for the public to report them anonymously. Internet Watch Foundation then has them removed.

SafeDNS’ filtering servers are located throughout data centers in Europe, Asia, and North and Central America. Every day the company process over 2 billions queries from users of its web filtering service. At the moment, SafeDNS’ products and cloud services are utilized by more than 300 telcos, 4,000 organizations, tens of thousands of home users and about one million of anonymous free users worldwide.

In February 2016, SafeDNS became Editor’s Choice for Content Management & Filtering Solutions in 2016 Cyber Defense Magazine Infosec Awards.