SafeDNS Partners with Internet Watch Foundation

The web filtering platform provider SafeDNS has been helping consumers and businesses control the content that can be accessed via their wired and wireless networks since 2013. SafeDNS is already a ‘Friendly WiFi’ accredited company and its solutions ensure minors can access the Internet safely and securely and avoid sexual content and other age-inappropriate websites.

Now the Alexandria, VA-based firm has announced it has partnered with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), and through membership with the organization, has taken another step toward making the Internet a cleaner and safer place.

The IWF is a not-for-profit organization committed to cleaning up the Internet and removing images and video content of child abuse, child pornography, and other criminally obscene website content.

The organization searchers for images of child abuse and allows Internet users to anonymously report any websites, webpages, and forums where such images are hosted. The IWF plays a major role in taking down the content and helps to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The IWF also maintains a Child Abuse Images and content (CAIC) blacklist of webpages and websites known to contain such content. The CAIC list can be used by businesses and web filtering solution providers to ensure illegal images and video content cannot be accessed via wired and wireless networks.

IWF members must demonstrate that their solutions are highly effective at blocking indecent and illegal images and video content, thus preventing end users from accidentally and deliberately accessing the content. As a member of the IWF, SafeDNS helps to protect businesses from legal liability relating to illegal sexual images and ensures content controls can be applied to enforce acceptable Internet usage policies to meet compliance requirements.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.