Coconnect School Broadband filtering with Smoothwall

School Broadband Filtering Overview

Our School Broadband filtering keeps your students and staff safe while they surf with the help of the UK’s leading web safety specialists.

We work with Smoothwall and Netsweeper to provide School Broadband filtering with unparalleled safeguarding, reporting and security features that allow you to get the most from your internet connection without hindering teaching or learning.

Why go through Coconnect? We pair with Smoothwall’s and Netsweeper’s expertly developed safety infrastructure with superfast, reliable internet connectivity – and then deliver first-class technical support to make sure you always get exactly what you need from both.

Smoothwall School Broadband Filtering

Smoothwall is the leading provider of online safeguarding infrastructure for the UK education sector.

More than 10,000 schools, colleges and multi-academy trusts depend on its filtering technologies to keep the internet safe for their students and staff – and many go through Coconnect.

Protect students and staff

Pioneering filtering tools engineered from the ground up to keep young people safe, updated regularly to help schools stay on top of the latest digital threats.

Stay compliant

Safeguarding solutions that go beyond the legislative requirements and guidelines set out by the Department for Education, Prevent duty and Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Ready to meet your needs

Options to suit all in education, from individual schools and colleges to multi-academy trusts (MATs) – with comprehensive customisation to meet your unique requirements.

Foundations are what make smoothwall different

Smoothwall’s roots in pioneering real-time content aware analysis engineered the growth into one of the UK’s favorite School Broadband filtering providers, delivering a best of breed solution to students and educators not just in the UK but around the globe.

How Smoothwall School Broadband filtering works

Content-aware analysis

Identify and filter brand new web content in real-time, long before URL lists are provided

Reporting suite

Schedule reports on user activity and view requests in real-time

Layer 7 application control

Control non-web traffic such as Skype and BitTorrent

Gateway anti-malware

Protect your network from web-borne malware attacks

Social media controls

Allow the productive use of social media websites and applications

BYOD guest filtering

Filter guest mobile devices on your Wi-Fi network

Limit bandwidth use by policy

Limit bandwidth use by user, content type, time or location

"Who, What, Where, When" policies

Easily build filtering policies by user, category, time and location

Anonymous proxy blocking

Prevent circumvention of your Acceptable Use Policy

Coconnect provide a complete service from pre-sales & technical support. Services is always speedy and technical support team have an incredible wealth of knowledge.

William O'Reilly

Lumen Christi MAC

"When our old provider closed down with very short notice, Coconnect pulled out all the stops to make sure we were up and running on a brand new connection with an on-site filter with zero downtime. They listened to what we needed, and provided expert advice, customer service, and after sales support.  They’re absolutely brilliant and I would recommend them every time."

Rich Sayles

Newman School

"Knowledgeable, friendly, pro-active and always ready to help, with an understanding of the particular needs of education, Coconnect have provided a stable safe infrastructure which we can rely on."

Martin Robson

Cumbria Education Trust

"We are moving all of our broadband from local county council to Coconnect, but to date I could not be happier. Our account is managed by one of the directors; he is proactive, helpful, and always available to answer any of my questions whenever I call/email. We are transitioning 8 schools and seem to be on track to complete as planned! I would not hesitate in recommending them to other schools."

Lisa Alderson

Berlesduna Multi Academy Trust

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