Market leading dynamic content filtering developed to help UK councils meet the needs of their corporate environments, education customers and public access schemes.
Web security designed and built for UK Government and Local Authorities
As market leaders in the UK Public Sector, we pride ourselves on our ability to continually meet the needs of this complex and ever changing marketplace, by engaging in direct strategic relationships with our customers and providing unrivalled support from our dedicated offices based in the United Kingdom.
The leading developers of real-time content aware web filtering in the UK
Our market leading dynamic content filtering currently covers more than 90 UK council networks and helps to secure children in more than 7000 UK schools. If you require firewall and security, our UTM range offers you the complete protection package, if you have an existing firewall, our SWG web filter integrates easily. As a truly scalable solution, we have products appropriate for all sizes of network.
Smoothwall supports over 60 LEA’s (Local Education Authorities) in meeting their safeguarding obligations and allows our council customers to provide an innovative approach to safeguarding. Our real-time HTTPS content filtering and market leading safeguarding suite ensures that schools are able to comply with, and exceed, Prevent Duty obligations and Ofsted expectations. Our multi-tenant technology enables the hassle free delegation of system administration and reporting within individual schools.
Consolidating both corporate security solutions and education solutions is becoming increasingly popular, with the requirement for councils to adhere to Prevent Duty legislation from a more corporate perspective and provide an improved duty of care.
Smoothwall allows councils to leverage economies of scale and exceed these requirements, whilst still supporting councils to achieve PSN compliance. This enables staff to work effectively within a safe environment, whilst ensuring an acceptable usage policy is adhered too without restricting access to key business functions and services.
Smoothwall recognise the growth in the demand for public access Wi-Fi and digital inclusion schemes across city centres, within areas such as public libraries and education environments. Smoothwall’s dynamic content analysis, safeguarding functions and best of breed reporting suite offers councils peace of mind that they are providing safe, secure and monitored web access, guaranteeing positive user experience, whilst protecting the council’s reputation.
"Smoothwall are great at being ahead of the game the whole time and are always in front when it comes to meeting the requirements faced by schools."
Systems Engineer, Warwickshire County Council ICTDS