Smoothwall win the contract to support the 5,000 users of Worcestershire County Council with real-time web filtering solutions.
30 August 2013
Web Filtering and Security firm Smoothwall says that interest in techniques for covering traces may be growing and warns organisations to ensure that they are able to manage this threat.
Some of our customers have been asking about Smoothwall's vulnerability to the "Heartbleed" issue in OpenSSL. We can confirm that our version of OpenSSL is not vulnerable to this issue, and our version of GnuTLS has also been upgraded as of update...
Since it's Safer Internet Day today, I thought i'd use it as an excuse to write a blog post. Regular readers will know I don't usually need an excuse, but I always feel better if I do.Yesterday, I was talking to our Content Filter team about a pos...
Many people use security scanning software to audit the network. Either generally as part of day-to-day network operations, or when evaluating some new product.These tools are fine and serve a useful purpose. However, as with many tools, the...
Happy New Year etc.! OK, now the pleasantries are out out of the way, we can get on with the usual cliche'd list of New Year's Resolutions. You can see I'm going well already with my drive to avoid cynicism in blog posts. These resolutions are aim...
Are you putting your home at risk by posting while you're away?
Recent wins with Cardiff and Swansea councils help to build our presence in Wales
There are signs that politicians are starting to grasp the enormity of the task of providing safe internet access.
International schools and universities are reported to be using Twitter to improve literacy, language and project management. Users of social networks need to be aware of some of the potential pitfalls.
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Will the move to track illegal downloads through ISPs work in the UK when it failed in France?
Britain's organizations are seeing rising numbers of sophisticated cyber attacks says GCHQ
Delivering safe and appropriate web access on diverse Council-controlled networks
Smoothwall's Corporate Sales team have recently won a series of high profile international contracts.
Smoothwall speaks to SC Magazine about whether or not the Government would be sensible to impose web filtering at ISP level.
Nicholas McAvaney from the Press Association speaks to Smoothwall's Gavin Logan about dangers facing online shoppers.
19 January 2013
Whilst instant internet access at home, work or even in coffee shops and on trains is something most people now take for granted, for many network managers the growing popularity of smart phones, tablets and other portable devices is causing a major headache.
31 January 2013
A few resources to help teach school children password protection skills.
28 January 2013
Dian Schaffhauser writing in the Journal picked up on a story about students using UltraSurf to bypass the school's web filtering and security systems.
We recently took a moment to speak with some of our education sector customers, to find out just how much of a factor BYOD has proven to be in their network.
When you're young and in love (remember that?) what could be more romantic than share your most treasured online possession - your password?
International Channel Manager Jamie Moore looks forward to Smoothwall's channel business in 2013