DNSFilter is IWF’s newest Member

Published:  Mon 7 Aug 2017

The threat protection and content filtering provider DNSFilter is latest Member to join Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) membership.

Based in the United States, DNSFilter offers cloud-based content filtering, threat protection and real time intelligence services to more than 1,600 trusted brands worldwide. DNSFilter is also the only web content filtering service which provides real-time domain categorisation. Since its inception, the company has blocked over 2.5 million threats, categorised almost 50 million domains, and served over 15 billion requests.

As a Member of the IWF, DNSFilter will now be using the URL List service, a list of webpages where child sexual abuse imagery is available. By using the URL List, DNSFilter will provide its customers with the most up to date way to protect their networks from child sexual abuse imagery online.

Ken Carnesi, DNSFilter CEO and Co-Founder, said: "DNSFilter is excited to be a member of the IWF. We view this new partnership as an integral component of our commitment to providing a safe and secure experience for our users. A crucial aspect of a more safe and secure internet certainly involves the prevention of child sexual abuse material. I am personally proud of both being a part of this initiative as well as the support we’ve had from our customer base in doing so."

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “The promotion of a secure internet for both the general public and companies to use is paramount to DNSFilter, as it is to us. This partnership puts us all one step closer to achieving a safer internet, by preventing the hosting and distribution of child sexual abuse material online. I’m looking forward to working with their team.”



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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