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29 May 2015

60% of Welsh Councils now protected by Smoothwall web security thanks to Carmarthenshire win

Leeds-based Smoothwall, the UK's leading web security provider for the public sector, has bolstered their client portfolio with another Welsh Council deal. Carmarthenshire County Council's new web filter deployment brings the total number councils protected by Smoothwall to 13 out of a possible 22.

According to Rob Wilkinson, Smoothwall's Head of Public Sector Sales, the Leeds-based company's success in the region is driven by flexibility:

Our Welsh council customers have diverse, sprawling networks and changing requirements. We stand out with our ability to fit into any technical environment, whilst embracing the change management needs of local government. Personnel requirements can change daily, and we know that our customers are well prepared for those changes.

Many UK councils employ multiple discrete security solutions across their estates, leading to increased cost in training, maintenance and licensing. As more councils seek to reduce expenditure by consolidating their web security across school, library, and corporate networks, Smoothwall aim to retain their position as the number one choice for Wales throughout 2015.

Smoothwall is a UK-based vendor of web filtering and security solutions. Operating since 2001, their Secure Web Gateway and Unified Threat Management products protect over 6000 UK schools, and over 60 UK council networks. Market-leading innovations in Content-Aware web filtering, Chromebook Single Sign-on, and BYOD support across all mobile devices help create The Web You Want. They will be available for consultation during Infosecurity Europe at London's Olympia 2-4 June, stand B140.

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