REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Nominum is pleased to announce that its Vice President of Research and Data Strategy, Vivian Neou, has been selected to receive a 2010 Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Award for Outstanding Achievement. 

Each year FOSI honors a select number of industry leaders for their contributions towards a safer online world. FOSI's mission is to create a safer Internet for kids and their families through technology, events, public policy and education. The Award for Outstanding Achievement is given to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing the organization's goal. 

A veteran employee at Nominum, Neou leads a dedicated team of networking and security experts that provides data research and real-time data feeds to a new generation of services, all which support Nominum's corporate mission -- to make the Internet smarter, faster and safer for all users worldwide. Neou and her team are focused on delivering services such as Nominum's Network Protection Service (NPS), contributing to a safer and more enjoyable Internet experience while protecting families, children and households worldwide. 

Neou's contributions to the development and continuous improvement of NPS have generated unique and powerful ways to use the backbone of the Internet, the Domain Name System (DNS), as a means to create a safer online experience. Neou and her team were able to leverage Nominum's technology, expertise and strong relationships with the world's largest Internet Service Providers to develop these services. 

"Vivian is very deserving of this award as she exemplifies FOSI's mission," says Stephen Balkam, Chief Executive Officer of FOSI. "Her dedication and continued leadership has helped Nominum advance as an industry leader in technology and more importantly has made the Internet a better place."

Neou is also an avid writer, authoring several reference books including ActiveX Controls To Go, HTML 4.0 CD with JavaScript, Internet CD, and Internet Mailing List Navigator for Windows. She co-authored HTML CD for Windows, HTML CD with JavaScript for Macintosh, and HTML 3.2 CD with JavaScript for Windows 95.

About the Family Online Safety Institute
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) works to make the online world safer for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods that also respect free speech. FOSI's members include: AOL, AT&T, Blue Coat Systems, BT Retail, Comcast, Entertainment Software Association, France Telecom, Google, GSM Association, Kingston Communications, Loopt, Microsoft, Motion Picture Association of America, MySpace, NCTA, Ning, Nominum, Optenet, RuleSpace, Sprint, StreamShield, Symantec, Telefónica, TELMEX, USTelecom, The Wireless Foundation, Verizon, and Yahoo! FOSI hosts an annual international conference to bring together Internet safety advocates from a variety of sectors, including global corporations, government, non-profits, academia and the media, to discuss the current pulse of online safety and emerging solutions that will enhance it. For more information, please visit

About Nominum
Nominum's Intelligent DNS systems improve IP networks of all sizes globally; ensuring people always have a safe, secure and enjoyable Internet experience. Nominum in-network software solutions and SKYE™ hosted services form the foundation of the always-on Internet, protecting networks and the families and businesses that use them, and providing superior performance and reliability. Nominum's software and SKYE services now support more than 500 million fixed and mobile broadband users as well as enterprises, universities, and government agencies in every region. For more information about Nominum visit

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