The Swedish Internet Foundation invests in the Norwegian Cyber Security company iQ Global AS

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IQ Global AS (iQ), a Norwegian-based global leader in Cyber Security, announced that the Swedish Internet Foundation (internetstiftelsen.se), operator of the Swedish country code top-level domain, has invested in the company.

iQ is pleased to announce that long term customer, The Swedish Internet Foundation, are strengthening their commitment to iQ and our mission to make the Internet a safer place, by acquiring a minority share in the company.

Internet-related crime is on the rise and affects individuals, private and public companies alike. iQ monitors over half the Internet, more than 200 million domain names daily, and has over a century of combined experience in the domain name industry. 

iQ is trusted by the world's leading Registries, Registrars, hosting companies and SaaS platforms to provide solutions to efficiently mitigate malicious behaviour on the Internet. Their extensive repository of Threat Intelligence includes indications of malware, phishing, botnets, and spam as well as hacked and fraudulent websites.

- "I am thrilled that the Swedish Internet Foundation has chosen to show their trust in us. They have supported us by being a customer since the beginning, and with this investment, they emphasise their confidence in the work we are doing. This enables us to accelerate the development of our services and the expansion to new markets" -says Michael B. Halvorsen, CEO, IQ Global AS.

- "The Swedish Internet Foundation works for an open Internet and we protect freedom of speech. At the same time it is important that there are effective tools to counter Internet-related crime. The investment in IQ Global AS is one of the ways we contribute to that work" - says Carl Piva, CEO, Internet Foundation.

For more information:

Michael B. Halvorsen, CEO, iQ Global AS

[email protected]

About iQ Global AS - iq.global IQ Global AS (iQ) is a Norwegian-based Cyber Security and Business Intelligence company operated by domain industry veterans, focused on Domain Analytics and Cyber Security. iQ’s services enable an efficient way of making informed decisions and managing Cyber Crime at scale. iQ’s vision is to become the industry standard for domain analytics, monitoring and management of Internet-related crime linked to the domain name system.

About the Swedish Internet Foundation - internetstiftelsen.se

The Swedish Internet Foundation is an independent, business-driven and non-profit organisation. They work to create and maintain an internet that contributes positively to people and society.

They are responsible for the internet's top-level Swedish domain .se, and they also manage the operation and administration of the top-level domain .nu. The income from the business finances a number of investments in order to enable people to use the internet in the best way, and to stimulate knowledge sharing and innovation with a focus on the internet.

Examples of their initiatives are the start-up and meeting place Goto 10, The Swedes and the Internet report, the learning resource Digital Lessons, the Internet Days Conference and the internet connection measurement tool Bredbandskollen. Their vision is that everyone in Sweden wants, dares and is able to use the internet.

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