Digital safety is much more than filtering. It’s about protecting young people at every touch point.
Next generation firewall
Combines Layer 7 application control with perimeter firewall and stateful packet inspection to provide Next-Generation firewall functionality.
Limited bandwidth use to prioritise critical services.
Protect against known and zero day threats.
Real-time dynamic filter
Includes Smoothwall’s pioneering web filter.
Web filter from Smoothwall
The safest filter in UK education.
Protect your students from harm with genuine real-time, content-aware and granular control web filtering.
Available in 3 deployment options: Cloud | On-Premise | Hybrid
Real-time web filter for education
Smoothwall is the safest, most purchased filter in UK Education. It is the ONLY filter to deliver against the 4 factors needed for maximum safety and rich, age-appropriate online learning.
- Real-time, ALL of the time
While other filters are real-time some of the time, Smoothwall is real-time, ALL of the time. That means there is never any delay between dangerous content going live and our Filter’s ability to block it. Not one second. Not one piece of content. Not ever.
- True content analysis
We don’t rely on blocklists alone. ALL content is textually analysed as it streams to the user so over blocking is eliminated. Students enjoy the richest and safest online learning.
- Granular control
Granular controls mean our IT customers can easily choose who sees what, where and when, to give students maximum protection AND age and location appropriate online experiences.
- Hybrid deployment
With our hybrid deployment, our customers benefit from all of the above safety features regardless of whether their devices are in school or remote. No need to send devices home unfiltered. No need for separate on-premise and Cloud solutions. No safety compromises common to many cloud-only solutions. Smoothwall Filter does it all.
Proactive monitoring works in real-time to alert safeguarding teams to risks as they happen. Helps prevent online risks becoming real-life incidents.
Proactive real-time monitoring
Captures user activity as it happens, automatically sending potential risks through to the Monitor portal.
Online and offline monitoring
Captures activity that may indicate a risk, even outside of the regular web browser such as in a Word Document, Messaging app, or encrypted “dark web” browser.
Our 24/7 in-house team of moderators review captures to minimize false positives and contact you by phone for any urgent risks.
Alerts are sent in real-time by phone, email, and stored within the intuitive portal for you to review.
Smoothwall Record Manager
Allows schools to easily record child protection issues and safeguarding incidents electronically without the need for traditional daybooks or CP files.
Events are stored in chronology order allowing you to easily see notes from meetings, interventions and behaviour reports.
Have alerts sent direct to your designated staff members as and when they happen.
Combine body maps with notes to review any emerging patterns or trends.
Reports are easy to produce and allows you to see all concerns raised on a specific student.