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smoothwallSmoothwall offer a range of security products, including their award-winning web content-filtering system. The Guardian Web Filter delivers world-class filtering, monitoring and reporting based on Smoothwall Dynamic Content Analysis technology and URL lists.

Smoothwall was the first security vendor to develop intelligent content-based web page analysis, a now-essential technology that has rendered URL-blocklist based filters all but obsolete in the context of today’s dynamic web. The company’s award winning web filter uses this real-time intelligent technology to protect millions of users worldwide, solving the challenge of protecting end users and networks from undesirable content, while still allowing open access to legitimate on-line resources.

The web content-filter and firewall can be linked to Microsoft Active Directory, allowing you to give different levels of access to different groups of users. It is also possible to restrict access based on the time of day – helping you to focus users’ attention during core hours without denying them access at other times.

Thousands of institutions, from schools to colleges, to local authorities, rely on Smoothwall security and web content filtering technology – their Guardian Web Filter product has UK government Department for Education (formerly BECTA) accreditation and is fully CIPA compliant.

  • Dynamic Content Analysis accurately categorise and block all undesirable content
  • Website signature scanning prevents the use of anonymous proxies
  • Monitor web activity and traffic in real-time
  • Cost effective enterprise class filtering without compromise
  • Advanced reporting understand and interpret web usage
  • ‘Who, What, When & Where’ policy tools to create specific environments that fit all your users needs

Guardian excels at blocking proxies and on-line games, preventing malware, filtering secure traffic, controlling streaming media and Instant Messaging (IM), filtering and monitoring search strings/images and logging web uploads.

Flexible access controls allow administrators to set detailed rules and give control to certain users to override filtering, access reports and check the status of banned users. Intuitive reporting provides the detail needed to understand all activity with real-time logs that show individual user browsing to trends and site specific reports.

UTM-300Smoothwall products are available as both all-in-one hardware/software appliances, or as software-only packages. The latter allows an organisation to select hardware appropriate to their needs.

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