February 14, 2009 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Leading managed hosting company NTT Europe Online
today announces its support for the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), to help combat illegal online material and raise awareness of the issue on Safer Internet Day.
NTT Europe Online is a global provider of managed hosting solutions to a range of internationally-renowned clients, including UEFA, Aviva and Nissan, and whose parent company NTT Communications' global network delivers a third of all web traffic across the world.
The IWF was formed in 1996 by the UK internet industry to provide a reporting facility for illegal online material. It works alongside police, government, industry and members of the public to remove illegal online content. Safer Internet Day aims to encourage safer internet and mobile phone use amongst children and young people by highlighting issues such as cyber bullying and the responsible use of online social networks.
Commenting on the partnership, Kazuhiro Nishihata of NTT Europe Online says: "As a global managed hosting provider the security and reliability of the internet is of paramount importance to our organisation and to the businesses we work with everyday. NTT Europe Online remains dedicated to improving the performance of the internet for its customers and we are proud to support the IWF's important work towards creating a safer and more trustworthy online experience for all."
Peter Robbins OBE, QPM, IWF Chief Executive said: "We are delighted to welcome NTT Europe Online as a member of the IWF. The dedicated support and efforts of our members have enabled the UK self-regulatory approach to be recognised as a model of good practice in combating illegal online content. We will continue in our efforts to foster trust and reassurance in the internet for current and future users and look forward to working alongside NTT Europe Online."
NTT Europe Online provides managed hosting, security and application management services to businesses globally. These services provide the reliability, availability, security and scalability needed to underpin business success online.
NTT Europe Online is certified to ISO27001 for Information Security Management and, as part of NTT Communications, has the global reach and scale to support businesses of all sizes. NTT Communications is the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT).
The IWF is the UK's internet 'Hotline' for the public and IT professionals to report potentially illegal online content within its remit. The IWF works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, the education sector, charities, international partners and the public to minimize the availability of this content, specifically, child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.
The IWF is an independent self-regulatory body, funded by the EU and the wider online industry, including internet service providers, mobile operators and manufacturers, content service providers, filtering companies, search providers, trade associations and the financial sector as well as other organizations that support it for corporate social responsibility reasons.