WatchGuard is IWF's newest Member

Published:  Wed 8 Mar 2017

The online security and web filtering specialist WatchGuard Technologies is the latest Member to join Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) membership.

Based in Seattle, with offices in the UK and around the world, WatchGuard offers integrated, multi-function security and threat management solutions. With ever changing online security threats, WatchGuard provides a wide range of network security services and hardware appliances, including   advanced wireless security solutions to introduce fast and secure Wi-Fi into businesses including shops, hotels, restaurants, schools and cafes. Its range of Firebox appliances use powerful web filtering technology to ensure that inappropriate material remains blocked to users, while also preventing data loss and protecting against advanced malware such as ransomware attacks.  With more than 10,000 reseller partners, WatchGuard is present in 120 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Prakash Panjwani, WatchGuard CEO, said: "Technology vendors have a vital role and responsibility to promote and deliver a safe online experience for younger users and we look forward to supporting the work of the IWF to make a positive difference to internet safety.”

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “Promoting a secure internet for both the general public and companies is a shared goal between WatchGuard and us. Collaboration between all companies with an online presence is crucial to achieve an internet free of child sexual abuse material, our ultimate goal. I’m glad to welcome WatchGuard to our growing membership base and I believe our partnership will help WatchGuard stay beacon on web safety.”




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.

About WatchGuard

WatchGuard® Technologies is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry-standard hardware, best-in-class security features and policy-based management tools to provide easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to businesses worldwide. To learn more, visit or WatchGuard on Twitter @WatchGuardTech on Facebook, or on the LinkedIn Company page.

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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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