Bypass Network Services Ltd becomes IWF’s latest Member

Published:  Tue 29 Aug 2017

The ISP services company Bypass Network Services Ltd (BNSL) joins IWF membership.

Based in New Zealand, Bypass Network Services Ltd (BNSL) provides Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with technologies to increase their market share, and differentiate their brands. BNSL offers the world’s first transparent DNS proxy software to their customers. Amongst its products are Buddy Guard, parental controls targeted at telephone companies and mobile operators, and GameX, a service to improve their customer’s online gaming experience.

BNSL will now be using the URL List to protect their customers from stumbling across criminal imagery online. The URL List is a list of webpages where the IWF has found child sexual abuse images and videos. IWF Members using this list can block access to those websites while we are working internationally to get them removed.

Matthew Jackson, Commercial Director and co-founder of Bypass Network Services Ltd, said: "We are very pleased to join the IWF and become part of a membership that is consciously and practically reducing the proliferation of illegal content on the Internet. We'll be working with the IWF to educate the market in India, Nepal & Bangladesh."

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “A very warm welcome to our newest Member Bypass Network Services Ltd. I’m glad to see more and more companies working in the ISP sector coming into membership, as only collaboration will put an end to the spread of child sexual abuse imagery online.”

 

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Notes to editors:

Contact: Emma Hardy, IWF Director of External Relations +44 (0) 1223 203030 or +44 (0) 7929 553679.

What we do:

We make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not for profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.

For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk.

The IWF is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working with Childnet International and the South West Grid for Learning to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

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