Appropriate web filtering for Education
At Smoothwall we understand that as the internet becomes more of a key learning tool and resource for children to learn academically, it can be difficult getting the right balance between providing a web filtering solution which helps to protect, but that still gives freedom to work without limits. Smoothwall provides enterprise-level protection to over 7000 UK schools allowing children to learn in a safe academic environment.
Recent changes to government guidelines set out in September 2016 by the Department for Education, outlines that governing bodies and proprietors must now ensure they have appropriate filtering and monitoring in place, in order to fulfill their duty of care and safeguard students and staff against any online threats and harmful content. Our SWG web filtering solution integrates easily, regardless of the environment, and has been developed to meet and exceed Ofsted requirements and Prevent Duty Legislation. With Real-Time content filtering, our solution focuses on web page content instead of URLs, allowing sites to be more accurately classified and filtered upon, without the need for overblocking. Furthermore, our BYOD support gives you the ability to secure and filter internet access across devices connected to your network, providing extended protection and peace of mind.
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, whether a single school, local authority, or large school district.