Optenet Delivers Security Appliance to Enable Service Providers to Block Known Illegal Web Sites
WOLF allows providers to cost-effectively identify and block illegal Web sites for its customers
In response to growing worldwide pressure to hold service providers responsible for the content traveling over their networks, WOLF is an advanced Web filtering product which utilizes internationally accepted lists from various organizations and government bodies to enable service providers to identify and block Web sites that have been categorized as illegal (e.g. child pornography, human trafficking, etc.). Filtering these sites at the network level can help service providers comply with pressure from international communities to eliminate access to illegal content and provide customers with a more secure online experience.
“We are already experiencing tremendous demand for WOLF throughout the EMEA and APAC regions,” said
Using lists from various organizations and government bodies such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), WOLF checks all Web access requests against a combination of lists containing illegal sites and blocks access as necessary. It is a highly flexible solution that allows additional blacklists to be added as the need arises or future regulations dictate.
WOLF is designed to meet the current international standards being established by countries like
“As an industry, we have the knowledge of which sites are harmful or illegal and now we have the technology to block this content and protect vulnerable minors from exposure to potential harm. It’s time for all Internet service providers to consider purging their networks of these Web sites,” added Silberman.
WOLF is the latest milestone in Optenet’s ongoing effort to protect children from illegal, dangerous or inappropriate content on the Internet. This commitment is made evident through specific Optenet products, as well as through support of government agencies and non-profit organizations who share this mission. Optenet is an active member of several Internet anti-abuse organizations such as the Internet Watch Foundation and the In-Hope network, and has funded Protegeles a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the protection of minors.
Optenet is a global IT security company that provides high-performance content filtering solutions to service providers and large enterprises worldwide. Optenet’s technology protects 75 million end users around the globe, including the customers of many of the world’s leading ISPs and mobile operators, as well as employees of global enterprise organizations. The Company is a socially conscious organization, committed to eliminating illegal content on the Internet, protecting children and supporting government agencies and non-profit organizations that share the same goal. For more information, visit www.optenet.com.
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