delivering the world's first SaaS solution to protect our children


delivering the world's first SaaS solution to protect our children




British Virgin Island Company


Computer & Network Security

no.of employees

eCommerce – B2C



Launched in third quarter of 2020 and as a world first, KIDZONET is a SaaS service for ISPs providing filtering of online content to ensure the safety and protection of children. Parents can use either a web browser or an Android or iOS app to customize settings and restrict content based on their requirements. It provides a simple user interface (UI) for choosing specific filters in Arabic, English, French, and Urdu. KIDZONET’s features include safe home internet browsing, content blocking, screen time management, malware protection, and a comprehensive set of predefined internet filtering profiles.

The Challenge

“We identified a gap in the area of online protection for children…while there are many parental control solutions on the market, they either require an agent or software installation on each device or can be quite complicated to set up and use. To address these issues, we decided to build KIDZONET, a SaaS security solution offered by ISPs with predefined controls automating the safety and protection of children.”
-Sabrina Joumani, Operations Director at KIDZONET

While KIDZONET was making good progress with developing the solution and negotiating with ISPs across the Middle East for their launch in third quarter of 2020, they needed a partner who could architect, build, and manage a highly-available and scalable cloud platform to support their SaaS solution.

“We had already decided that AWS was the right cloud platform for KIDZONET. But we needed a managed services partner with architecture and DevOps capabilities to help us create the underlying architecture that would meet the demands of our customers—the ISPs—and the end-users of the service. And we didn’t just want anyone, we wanted to partner with the best in the field.”
-Abdelfatah Hissouf, Technical Manager at KIDZONET

The Solution

Bespin Global’s expert team architected and deployed a highly-available, automated SaaS environment for the KIDZONET app, using AWS platform capabilities to deliver optimal efficiency at the desired price point.

As an AWS Premier Consulting and Managed Service Partner, AWS had directly recommended Bespin Global MEA to KIDZONET. Working with Kidzonet, the team Leveraged their extensive cloud and DevOps experience to deploy a highly-available, automated SaaS environment for the KIDZONET app, using AWS platform capabilities to deliver optimal efficiency at the desired price point. Bespin’s development team also containerized the application—using cross-functional Kubernetes Pods and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)—providing a scalable and highly-available control plane spanning multiple availability zones to eliminate a single point of failure.

Amazon EKS is used to run Kubernetes Pods, a cluster of one or more containers with shared storage and networks enabling seamless data sharing and communications within a specified zone. These pods provide high-level abstraction—simplifying deployment, replication, and scaling—and ensure KIDZONET users can filter content according to their parental control preferences. The solution leverages the capabilities of AWS SageMaker, a fully-managed service enabling developers to quickly build, tune, and deploy machine learning (ML) models for real-time reclassification.

Bespin Global also used Terraform to provision and manage the AWS cloud infrastructure, eliminating manual configuration errors and saving time by simplifying the replication of development, test, and production environments. The domain is registered with Amazon Route 53, managing regional traffic and providing a cost-effective and reliable way of seamlessly routing users to the correct KIDZONET domain.

End Result

“AWS is a vast, complex platform with a range of solutions and options,” says Ilia Suslonov, Head of R&D at KIDZONET. “Without a lot of experience, it can be difficult to choose the right options and deploy a secure product based on AWS standards and best practices.”
-Ilia Suslonov, Head of R&D at KIDZONET

During the project, Bespin identified areas where the KIDZONET team had previously misconfigured some of the AWS services resulting in unnecessarily high costs. By optimizing the configuration, Bespin was able to realize cost savings of over 40% for KIDZONET.

“Bespin provided what we needed in terms of a secure, well-architected, and automated solution with the optimal cost model. As a startup with limited AWS experience, we needed someone who would hold our hand and guide us through the process. The Bespin team’s experience and expertise were evident from the outset, giving us the confidence we needed in both the platform and our ability as KIDZONET to successfully launch the service and live up to the expectations of our ISP customers and their end-users.”
-Abdelfatah Hissouf, Technical Manager at KIDZONET

“We’ve been working with Bespin for almost one year now,” summarizes Hissouf, “and they’ve definitely lived up to our expectations as a flexible and transparent partner. They always listen before sharing their knowledge, helping us understand the benefits—or disadvantages—of one scenario over another from a cost, technical, or operational perspective. Bespin’s international presence, industry analyst recognition, and technical depth in terms of AWS knowledge, skills, and tools gives us confidence that KIDZONET will perform as planned to protect our children and youth.”


A recognized global leader, appearing in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services – 2020, Bespin Global MEA is an AWS Premier Consulting and Managed Service Partner, providing state-of-the-art automated cloud solutions & consulting services to businesses in the Middle East and Africa. Helping clients adopt cloud throughout their journey, Bespin Global has the capabilities and experience to assist clients at any stage be it Cloud Strategy & Migration or DevOps & Big Data. Also offering the industry’s most automated and end-to-end cloud management platform in OpsNow, we enable customers to manage their multi-cloud environments through a single comprehensive and insightful platform, providing automated and actionable insights that reduce costs by 30% or more.