working closer with Friendly WiFi
Friendly WiFi works with many supporters to promote best practice and the generic benefits of safe internet and filtered WiFi. They may be government organisations, Research, IT companies or charities.
Friendly WiFi is working with a growing list of approved organisations worldwide. Approved symbols are available to show your involvement.
Being an Approved Partner is a great way to join hands in partnership with Friendly WiFi and its work to help keep children and young people stay safe online.
Approved Partners are carefully selected by demonstrating their commitment to the initiative and supporting through an agreed plan to help communicate and grow Friendly WiFi worldwide.
Click on the Approved Partner logos below:
Their mission is to support and promote all things Wi-Fi. Their goal is to make high-quality, high-performance Wi-Fi available everywhere, for everyone. They work with individuals, carriers, service providers, tech vendors, and regulators – in short: Any organisation that shares this important mission and goal with them.
What to expect
Through their network you will meet the industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts from across the global Wi-Fi industry. They showcase the most promising companies and inspiring case stories that are driving the Wi-Fi industry forward. They bring the industry together through networking and knowledge sharing – and they're 100% Wi-Fi dedicated!
Wi-Fi industry thought leadership
Wi-Fi NOW sets the thought leadership agenda for the Wi-Fi industry in close cooperation with their clients & partners. They do this through their own media work as well as through press contacts. If you want to a part of their network of influencers and leaders, now would be a great time to get involved.
Wi-Fi NOW organises yearly Wi-Fi industry events in the USA, Europe, and Asia. They also occasionally organise smaller regional events together with partners. For more on previous and scheduled events, see the events section of their site here.
News & Media
The Wi-Fi NOW community of more than 15,000 actively engaged Wi-Fi professionals from every segment of the industry is their readership and their followers. Their media services allow you to reach out to this influential group. For more about Wi-Fi NOW Media, read more here.
Wi-Fi NOW provides a free weekly Wi-Fi industry news service and weekly Wi-Fi NOW TV interview program (in cooperation with RCR Wireless) with host Claus Hetting. To subscribe to their news service, click here.
SafeDNS is an expert in content filtering and provides threat protection for networks of any size and complexity. SafeDNS solutions enable businesses and public WiFi owners to block inappropriate content and defend their customers against advanced threats, attacks, botnets, malicious and phishing resources.
Everyday SafeDNS makes the internet safer and creates a more pleasant environment for Wi-Fi users. The SafeDNS products and cloud services are used by more than 100 telecom operators, 300 partners, 4 000 organizations and 60 WiFi operators worldwide. Working extensively with Friendly WiFi since 2016, SafeDNS was chosen to be a Friendly WiFi partner and proven its expertise to meet necessary filtering standards.
As a certified member of Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) SafeDNS has solutions for WiFi providers and business that help keep safe online clients at public areas, hotels, transport, home and schools and provide protection against indecent content and advanced threats. Flexible, cost-effective and resilient content filtering solutions are proved to filter out near-perfect 99.8% of queries to adult-only content and efficiently protect entire networks against emerging and well-known web threats.
WiFiSPARK - The Revolutionary WiFi platform
WiFi SPARK is the leading specialist in public-access WiFi solutions for large public venues. The unique SPARK® Platform delivers the most flexible, feature-rich and scalable solution for guest-access WiFi on the market. WiFi SPARK has invaluable expertise in connecting millions of users to the internet, securely, compliantly and safely.
Engagement - WiFi SPARK allows businesses to have genuine interactions with visitors by presenting a bespoke user experience that offers compelling messages directly to the user’s device.
Data Collection - When guests connect to the network, they’ll access high-speed connectivity allowing the business to capture valuable consumer data.
Analytics - SPARK® Analytics displays network usage, visitor insights and more via an online dashboard so businesses can stay up to date.
The platform allows businesses to offer their visitors excellent WiFi and learn about their behaviour. Use the knowledge and data to their advantage, whilst being given full support.
WiFi SPARK is committed to making the internet a safer place, which is why they have been awarded Friendly WiFi Partner status. Customers working with WiFi SPARK can be assured their solution will be Friendly WiFi certified and the award is provided as part of the WiFi SPARK managed service.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. 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. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-grade protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide.
BT Wifi is the UK`s first and largest public WiFi provider with over 5 million hotspots. With more than a decade of experience and over 400,000 installations across some of the world`s biggest brands, BT know just how fundamental WiFi is to delivering an excellent customer experience. But most importantly, they understand that it isn`t about simply having WiFi, it`s about having the best WiFi possible.
BT Wifi are proud supporters of the Friendly WiFi scheme. BT Wifi Protect, their content filtering system that allows partners to filter out inappropriate content, is compliant with Friendly WiFi standards; so BT can help their site partners become accredited venues.
ClearFlow is the exciting new WiFi hardware range from Antiference which was launched in 2018. Antiference have been manufacturing quality products for over 80 years and entered the WiFi sector this year with a quality range of products for both indoor and outdoor WiFi solutions.
ClearFlow has been designed to provide quality solutions for a range of requirements, adaptable for integration with software, easy to programme and competitively priced to provide options for all scenarios.
ClearFlow is one to watch over the coming years and new products are in production to join the range. Proud Partners of Friendly WiFi, ClearFlow support the continued journey for online safety for kids and are committed to ensuring that their products are compatible with certified solutions and services.
CleanBrowsing - Browse the Web without Surprises
Get to decide what type of content is allowed in your home or network. Parents can protect their kids from adult content, schools can be CIPA compliant and businesses can block malicious domains and gain visibility into their network.
CleanBrowsing offers a safe way to browse the web without surprises. Our free family filter, for example, blocks adult content, while still allowing Google, Youtube, Bing, DuckDuckGo and the rest of the web to load safely. All it takes is 5 minutes to enable the service for free and nothing to install.
Just pick the devices your kids will use and change the DNS server on them to point to 22.214.171.124 (or 126.96.36.199). You can also change the DNS server on your router to cover your whole house. It really just takes 5 minutes.
Our paid plans gives you a step up and multiple new features not available on the Free filters. They are ideal for anyone with additional security requirements that need more visibility and control of their devices and network.
Easy enough to protect your family. Powerful enough for the largest schools and organizations.
SafeLabs is a 'Child Safe’ VPN service. It blocks access to all adult websites whose domain names are listed in different third party maintained blacklists and enforces ‘safe search’ on major search sites like Google and Bing.
SafeLabs provides a way for everyone to connect, both Office and Family, providing re-assurance their privacy is protected. As well as a Free VPN plan, Shared plans are also available for multiple users.
SafeLabs is simple to set up and is available on different Devices and Platforms.
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