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Filter and Firewall – practical online safety solutions for complex environments.

Healthcare organisations need to safe internet access whilst maintaining a great online experience for clinical and non-clinical staff, patients and visitors. 

Smoothwall’s web filtering is favoured by the Healthcare sector because of its real-time content-aware analysis. It scans the copy, content and context of every page for unwanted material and has 120 filtering categories which can be used to tailor patients web browsing experience to ensure that harmful content is out of reach.  

We understand the unique challenges healthcare organisations face

Our web filtering solutions are designed to provide a custom, safe and secure internet access which also has benefits for both patient rehabilitation and staff welfare. 

Combined with our safeguarding suite, guest WiFi capability and other features, we can provide tailored solution for every type of healthcare organisation.    

We’re proud to support over 100,000 NHS staff, 28 Trusts and 2 Commissioning Support Units.

Key Features

  • Granular categorisation
    Allows the application of different filtering rulesets per user group, providing multiple levels of categorisation for clinical and non-clinical staff members based on the need to access sensitive data. Block or unblock particular categories based on the need to access sensitive data. 
  • Bandwidth management
    Make the most of your bandwidth with the ability to limit by policy, minimising the impact media and file sharing can cause, without the need to fully block services.
  • Application control
    Our application control allows you to filter against particular mobile apps by identifying over 100 common application protocols and enables you to allow or block them.
  • Audit level reporting
    With full visibility of web activity on your network, you can provide information governance reports and any freedom of information requests, in real time by using any of the 300 report templates included in the Smoothwall range.
  • Safeguarding reports
    Our safeguarding suite provides reports on any online activity of staff and patients which may have raised concern against any one of our 7 safeguarding categories, including suicide, substance abuse and radicalisation.
  • Guest Wi-Fi authentication
    Ensuring your patients and guests are authenticated provides safe and secure access to the web, which can even help support patient rehabilitation.


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Corporate Networks 

Our BYOD support means users can connect their device to the WiFi network and receive the same levels of filtering and protection without affecting bandwidth. You can apply web filtering to all staff members, as well as add granular categorisation and bandwidth control to ensure that business critical services are always available to those who need them.  


“We look at 7 or 8 other providers but Smoothwall’s multi-domain
support, robust reporting engine and sophisticated anti-malware
scanning were essential to our requirements.”

Head of Infrastructure Solutions, NEL CSU


Guest Networks

As NHS Healthcare organisations continue to adopt free guest WiFi we can help you maintain safe internet provision with no interference to the corporate network, no disruption to bandwidth and no loss of data integrity. The need to have everyone authenticated all the time is met with login pages, so that your reports are accurate per user.


“Smoothwall Filter is very intuitive and smart. There are no back
doors or hiding places; now it’s not possible for users to get around

the filtering.”

Network and Telecoms Manager, St Helens & Knowsley Health Informatics Service

Contact us

We know that flexibility are cost efficiency are key.
We will work with you to understand your network
and requirements and create a solution that works
for you – on every level.

Book a demo today to see how we can help you to
provide safe, secure internet access for all.  

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