"Your support staff must be one of the best I have ever worked with."Mike DunlapNetwork AdministratorAchdiocese of Philadelphia
"Your support staff must be one of the best I have ever worked with."
It is a special responsibility to protect students from web-borne threats and to promote safe internet use. We provide educational organisations 'light-touch' tools that encourage creative and productive internet use in a secure environment.
Thousands of institutions, from schools to colleges, to local authorities, rely on Smoothwall security and web content filtering technology - our Guardian Web Filter product has UK government Department for Education (formerly Becta) accreditation and is fully CIPA compliant.
Guardian delivers highly accurate real-time filtering results using Dynamic Content Analysis™ - it examines the content, context and construction of every web page requested. So all undesirable material (including anonymous proxies & online games) can be detected and blocked without disrupting learning-based web resources. Social media, file sharing and other potential distractions can be blocked completely or managed effectively.
By adhering to the highest filtering and security standards (DfE Accreditation) Guardian protects students, teachers, leaders and their organisations from the increasing threat of litigation from inappropriate / illegal on-line activities. Guardian allows all schools and colleges - including Independents, Academies and Academy Trusts - to focus on education without worrying about web security issues.
Guardian excels at blocking proxies and online games, preventing malware, filtering secure traffic, controlling streaming media and IM, filtering and monitoring searchstrings/images and logging web uploads.
Flexible access controls allow administrators to set detailed rules and give control to teachers 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.