Testimonials

Over the past years we have helped millions of people access Deflect protected websites. Some of them have responded with a personal testimony, collated herein.

Children on the Edge

Children on the Edge

Thank you so much for your support in getting it back up and running and also for Deflect’s general support of nonprofits. We originally started using your service because we couldn’t get our site visible in Uganda, which is one of the countries where we support work with slum dwelling and refugee children. It’s vital that our Ugandan team can communicate their work to their own networks, and we’re very grateful to have found a way to make that possible.

- Esther Smitheram, Communications Manager, Children on the Edge

VERA Files

VERA Files

We basically liked everything particularly the principles with regards to respect for privacy and data ownership– we’re assured that Deflect won’t sell our data. It also has better integration of Let’s encrypt SSL certificate. We don’t have to worry about renewing it every 3 months, Deflect has it included in it’s workflow/process. The support is responsive and helpful!

- Sarah Tomas Systems Admin, VERA Files

The Tower

The Tower

eQualitie really saved the day for us when our website was being attacked by the far-right which caused us to lose our hosting. You all stepped in, offered to host the site (and refused our offer to pay!) and protected us from future attacks with Deflect. We are a grassroots, volunteer-run anarchist community space funded by individual donations, and eQualities’ support was crucial for us in having the resiliency to get through those times. It allowed us to keep our main website online, but also our library catalogue (largest free library of political books in Hamilton) and our fundraising platform (used pretty heavily for regional anti-repression work).

- Cedar, The Tower Collective member

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

It is our fortune that we found you guys who are protecting us day in day out. Thank you for your 24/7 support and help. Thank you for standing with the Rohingya and all other human rights entities!

We came to know deflect in June of 2012, when a violence broke in Rakhine states of Myanmar(Burma). As a result till today there are more than 150,000 IDPs in various camps. During that time our website, the first Rohingya News agency, has been continuously attacked and went down. With full dedication, determination, support and expertise, the Deflect team brought it back on-line and till today they are protecting. We the world most persecuted people, the Rohingyas wish you all the best and thank the donors who helped them in continuing their mission. Thank you very much.

- Ronnie, Director at Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

Balcani Caucasio

Balcani Caucasio

Deflect team has been protecting Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa since 2013, when our website was subjected to repeated Ddos attacks and hackers asked for the removal of “inconvenient” articles, threatening to completely obscure our service to the readers. Back then, the Deflect team promptly reacted to the threat offering us their support, and ever since it has protected our site completely free of charge, in what we believe is an exemplary case of what “global social responsibility” can be. Thanks to their protection, during these last years we have been able to keep working without suffering new attacks. Deflect’s contribution to OBCT’s work may be invisible to our public, but is nonetheless fundamental: that’s why we want to publicly say thanks to the Deflect team for its daily commitment to defending the right of free expression online.

- Roberto Antoniazzi, OpenWeb

On behalf of Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC), the Italian non-profit media organisation I direct, I would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the cyber-protection services you are currently offering us. During the past few months, OBC (www.balcanicaucaso.org) has been the target of a persistent and intense DDos attack, most probably launched from abroad and aimed at intimidating us. Needless to say, it provoked a great deal of preoccupation and endangered the work we have been carrying out for more than 13 years, however we could not compromise the quality and reliability of the news we publish and tried our best to protect ourselves. As a short-term emergency measure, we turned to a premium mitigation system that in no way could be economically sustainable in the medium and long run for a small organisation like ours. Very soon after, we were surprised to receive your offer and precious solidarity that has allowed us to start again focussing on our mission, that is to say the production of news, research, training and dissemination of activities on the democratisation processes of South-east Europe and the Caucasus. Your help made us feel less vulnerable and also a part of a wider spectrum of CSOs committed to protecting rights, justice and peace worldwide. Thank you once more for your solidarity and friendship. And of course for the protection you guarantee.

- Luisa Chiodi, Director at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Mass Media Defence Centre

Mass Media Defence Centre

The Deflect service has proven itself to be reliable, stable and easy to manage. The support team is attentive and always ready to solve any problem. We highly recommend Deflect to everyone who cares about the security of their Internet resources. And any socially responsible business should know that by choosing Deflect it is supporting dozens of non-profit, charitable, volunteer and human rights organizations.

В боевых условиях Deflect нам попробовать пока не пришлось: с момента подключения, то есть уже полгода, атак на сайт не было. В целом работать комфортнее, когда знаешь, что сайт под защитой. Из очевидных плюсов могу отметить, во-первых, простой, интуитивно понятный интерфейс. Не нужно быть специалистом в администрировании сервера, чтобы настроить Deflect. Во-вторых, очень дружественная техподдержка. Специалисты активно помогают и вникают в каждый вопрос.

- Roman Zholud, Chief of the Information Services Department at Mass Media Defence Centre

Dovod.online

Dovod.online

A year ago, we met the DDoS issues and started to search for solution. And soon we met the guys from eQualitie, so now Dovod.online is protected by Deflect. Thank you for helping to defend freedom of speech online!

- Ilya Kosygin, Editor-in-chief

parni.plus

parni.plus

The website was launched 10 years and now we do not have funding for maintenance. We were hacked several times and the were many viruses that we could not get rid of. Since we have connected to Deflect, there have been no problems. The guidlines are simple and clear. Technical support service responds faster than our remote system administrator. For us it is a salvation! Evgeniy Pisemskiy, editor-in-chief

- Evgeniy Pisemskiy, Editor-in-chief, Parni Plus

Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana

confeniae

Nuestro agradecimiento a Deflect por su apoyo para la protección de nuestra página web http://confeniae.netEste soporte ayuda a defender los derechos de 1,500 comunidades amazónicas frente al extractivismo para salvar las tierras ancestrales, señaló en su cuenta de tuite

Our thanks to Deflect for their support for the protection of our website http://confeniae.net This support helps defend the rights of 1,500 Amazon communities against extractivism to save ancestral lands.

- Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon

Btselem

Btselem

As an organization dedicated to safeguarding human rights in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, we have faced many attempts to silence our voice. During the latest fighting in the Gaza Strip, attempts by opponents of free speech escalated, including stepped-up DDoS attacks which our previous hosting providers failed to repel. Deflect proved itself extremely helpful in protecting our website, and has allowed us to carry on with getting our information out to the public here in Israel, Palestine, and abroad.

- Hagai El Ad, Executive Director at B’Tselem

Deflect.ca did an excellent job at helping protect the website of a renowned human rights NGO from an extended ddos attack. The website had been down for almost a week. We first tried Cloudflare, but it looked as if the ddos still came through. To be clear: that was with all settings maxed out on a paid 200$/month business plan. Once we switched to Deflect things looked like normal traffic and the active chat support provided by Deflect really helped keeping things safe and under control.

- Kasper Souten, IT consultant

IPOS Solution

IPOS

IPOS directly benefited from Deflect’s expertise and professionalism when our main website was subject to an unprecedented attack. At the time the services of similar companies including CloudFlare and Google PageSpeed failed to protect IPOS’ election tracking poll against a major DDOS attack during the 2013 presidential elections in Iran. However, Deflect were able to quickly setup a CDN front and accept traffic from IPOS’ main domain and fight back against the attack. Thank you Deflect.

- Ali Reza, Director at IPOS Solutions

Canada Tibet Committee

Canada Tibet Committee

Deflect has provided us with website protection that our organization could not otherwise afford. The service thereby allows our organization to function with the level of security required by small activist groups working to defend human rights. Without Deflect, our primary communication tool - the website - would be at a significantly higher risk of attack. Perhaps even more important, bringing the CTC into the eQualit.ie family has provided access to a community of expertise that is deeply valued.

- Carole Samdup Executive director, Canada Tibet Committee