Partnership confirms joint commitment to prevent the online revictimization of child sexual abuse victims and protect online users from inadvertent exposure to criminal content
Greenwood Village, Colorado – July 28, 2011 – zvelo, Inc., a leader in URL database, website categorization and zero-hour malicious website detection solutions for the OEM market, has partnered with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), an independent UK self-regulatory organization established to combat criminal online content, primarily images of child sexual abuse hosted worldwide.
“zvelo holds a firm stance against the dissemination of inappropriate online content and images of child sexual abuse,” says Jay Rollings, Sr. VP of Service Delivery. “The protection of these innocent victims, combined with shutting down global online access to these sites is paramount. zvelo looks forward to working with the IWF to identify inappropriate URLs so that our OEM Partners can continue offering cutting-edge policy management, web filtering, endpoint security and parental controls solutions to help protect their end-users.”
zvelo’s OEM Partners include vendors in the UTM, endpoint security/anti-virus, service provider, ad network, analytics and other high-growth vertical markets, where website categorization, zero-hour malicious and inappropriate website detection at the domain, sub-domain, sub-path and page levels are required. These auto-detection capabilities are particularly important on social networking, blogging, forum and other websites where user-generated content is ever-changing.
Peter Robbins OBE, QPM, Chief Executive of the IWF said, “Combating child sexual abuse images on the Internet is a global problem that requires a global solution. It is thanks to international industry support that the IWF can, with global law enforcement agencies, track, trace and remove the images of children being sexually abused which the public have reported to us. We are therefore delighted to welcome zvelo as an IWF member and we look forward to working with them to promote a safer online experience for internet users.”
About the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
The IWF was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public and IT professionals to report criminal online content in a secure and confidential way. The Hotline service can be used anonymously to report content within our remit. We work in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimize the availability of this content, specifically:
- Child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world.
- Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK.
- Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.
To find out more please visit www.iwf.org.uk.