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We are a source of dependable safeguard expertise for IT leaders working in a college environment. 

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The role of an IT leader in a college
has many facets when it comes to digital safeguarding:

It often includes operational and strategic planning, developing and improving ICT / network systems, risk management and ensuring everything is safe, reliable, effectively used and up to date.

College IT leaders also need to be a source of expertise on current and emerging digital safeguard technologies and statutory obligations. It’s a complex portfolio of responsibility. There is little capacity for disruption.

Working with external technology partners such as Smoothwall therefore has to be seamless.

Partnership and integration

Ensuring a close and collaborative relationship with our IT leaders is critical for ensuring the online safety across the college population.

Close and collaborative relationship

We understand your need for efficiency and provide highly skilled individuals across all areas of digital safety to help you deploy and run a high performance solution.

Knowledge sharing

Two-way knowledge sharing from our different perspectives ensures both sides stay ahead of new and emerging dangers. It also ensures Smoothwall’s pioneering and developing technologies are compatible with individual college environments and the needs of those who manage them.

Resources for College Tech Leaders

See some dedicated content below. Don’t forget to check out our content library in the Resources Hub for Technical Leaders 

Web Filtering in Education
Are you having the Cloud, On-premise or Hybrid debate?

Download our FREE whitepaper to help you choose the right deployment strategy for your school.


Premium vs Standard Web Filtering
What’s the difference and does it matter?

How can you tell the difference between a web filter that is suitable for a corporate environment and those suitable for education? Find out here.

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Web filtering and the RIPA

Learn the questions you need to ask yourself when ensuring your filter logging is sufficient enough to satisfy law enforcement enquiries.

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Digital safeguading
A complete guide to digital monitoring for colleges

What is monitoring, why do Ofsted require it, and how can you integrate it into a busy safeguarding strategy? Download your free copy.


How to authenticate and protect students on their own devices: Using 802.1x and transparent filtering

Learn how you can authenticate and protect students on their own devices with 802.1x and transparent filtering.

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Choosing a web filter is no longer an isolated job

Choosing a web filter is no longer an isolated job. Learn which ‘close relatives’ and allies you should consider when ensuring your filtering is as effective as it can be.

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