Smoothwall Company Bio
Smoothwall are the leading online safety providers to the Education market in the UK, protecting over one million students in more than 7000 schools, colleges and academies with their innovative web filtering and online safeguarding solutions.

Smoothwall’s 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, the solution focuses on web page content instead of URLs, allowing sites to be more accurately classified and filtered upon, without the need for overblocking.

Smoothwall’s UTM is a complete all-in-one protection package designed with your organisations security needs in mind. With market leading BitDefender engine, Smoothwall’s UTM also combines Layer 7 application control with perimeter firewall and stateful packet inspection to provide Next-Generation firewall functionality.

In January 2017, Smoothwall launched Visigo, a proactive monitoring solution to help schools and colleges meet the Appropriate Monitoring criteria set out by the UK Safer Internet Centre. The solution is installed on school owned devices and monitors all keystroke activity, both online and offline. Visigo is currently the only monitoring solution to build a profile of its users, allowing accurate moderation.

Visigo is installed on school or college owned devices and is able to monitor all keystroke activity, both online and offline, allowing visibility of conversations or content being created in chatrooms, in documents and via messaging functionality. Visigo is currently the only monitoring solution to build a profile of its users, allowing accurate moderation between a one-off incident or a chain of events. The unique profiling capability takes into consideration age, gender and other characteristics of the user, along with their activity and behaviour on the device. This smart profiling function allows for the most accurate information to be relayed back automatically to the safeguarding officer who can take the appropriate action.