More than 5.4 million images of CSAM have been detected worldwide

Netsweeper has a long history in helping the fight against the availability of CSAM (Child Sexual Abuse Material) online. Our Artificial Intelligence based Categorization Engine finds suspected CSAM URLs and reports them to organizations such as the UK’s IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, to investigate and take further action in removing such content.

Many ISPs worldwide filter CSAM in their network to comply with the law in their country or to fulfil their responsibility as a good corporate citizen. Netsweeper offers a lower cost and efficient method to filter CSAM using the combination of our BGP Routing and Out-Of-Band web filtering technology. With our technology, an ISP can filter CSAM in their network using as little as a single server.

Who We Work With

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The IWF is the only authorized organization in the UK operating an internet ‘hotline’ for the public and IT professionals to report potentially illegal content online. Netsweeper is proud to be a longstanding member of the IWF and continues to support their goal of eliminating child sexual abuse content online.

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Project Arachnid

Project Arachnid detects known images and videos of child sexual abuse material and issues notices to the hosting provider requesting its removal. The Project Arachnid List is a list of hash values and near matches that correspond to material believed to be child sexual abuse material. Netsweeper categorizes and sends the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (which operates Project Arachnid) a feed of URLs that contain Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). C3P uses this feed to complement Project Arachnid activities.

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Additional Resources

At Netsweeper, it is our mission to ensure that children are safe online and are not exposed to harmful content or become a victim. This includes using our AI technology which identifies and categorizes new websites and can block harmful content in real time.

For more information on child exploitation and CSAM and ways to prevent it, book a demo with one of our solution experts and check out our related blog posts.