Smoothwall Firewall


Next generation firewall

Combines Layer 7 application control with perimeter firewall and stateful packet inspection to provide Next-Generation firewall functionality.

Real-time dynamic filter

Includes Smoothwall's pioneering web filter.

Intrusion detection and prevention

Monitor, report on and react to any malicious attacks on your system.

Four reasons to choose Smoothwall


UK education focussed

All Smoothwall's solutions are designed and built to exceed UK legislation and requirements.


Combines with Smoothwall Filter - the only fully content-aware web filter in UK education.

Choice of deployment

You can choose which Filter deployment method works for you.

UK based support

Our UK based customer support team are education specialists and available to help whenever you need them.

Unified threat management for schools, colleges and MATs

Smoothwall Firewall features anti-malware protection, HTTPS inspection, anonymous proxy detection & blocking, and
intrusion detection & prevention, to provide you with a complete all-in-one protection package.

Next generation firewall

Perimeter firewall and internal segmentation firewall to protect your network against all web and non-web borne threats.

Layer 7 application control

Identify and stop applications that you don’t want on your network and prioritise those that you do.

Intrusion detection and prevention

Monitor, report on and react to any malicious attacks on your system.


Supports both Site-to-Site (IPsec) VPNs and Remote Users (SSL and L2TP).

Link and load balancing

Support for multiple WAN connections.

Directory server integration

Microsoft Active Directory, Open Directory, eDirectory and more.

Source natting

Ensure traffic going out over multiple IPs is correctly routed.


Smoothwall whitepapers


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Web filtering in education
Are you having the cloud, on-premise or hybrid debate?

Download our free whitepaper to explore the differences and advantages of on-premise and cloud-based web filtering, and to help you choose the right deployment strategy for your school.



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Proactive digital monitoring
A complete guide to proactive monitoring for schools

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


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