Introducing Smoothwall

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 favourite web filtering providers, delivering a best of breed solution to users not just in the UK but around the globe.

How Smoothwall works

  • Content-aware analysis

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

    Protect your network from web-borne malware attacks
  • Limit bandwidth use by policy

    Limit bandwidth use by user, content type, time or location
  • Reporting suite

    Schedule reports on user activity and view requests in real-time
  • Social media controls

    Allow the productive use of social media websites and applications
  • "Who, What, Where, When" policies

    Easily build filtering policies by user, category, time and location
  • Layer 7 application control

    Control non-web traffic such as Skype and BitTorrent
  • BYOD guest filtering

    Filter guest mobile devices on your Wi-Fi network
  • Anonymous proxy blocking

    Prevent circumvention of your Acceptable Use Policy

Why choose Coconnect?

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

Minimise downtime

Coconnect’s experts are on call to help should anything go wrong. Working to tight Service Level Agreements (SLAs) , we’ll keep your internet and Smoothwall application working exactly as they should to ensure learning is never interrupted.

Stay on top

Gain complete visibility of internet use across a single school or multiple schools, and access high-level overviews of your network to keep students safe. We provide web filter and safeguarding portal training as standard, so you can take control of your connectivity.

Tailor your filtering

Different schools have different needs – a dedicated account manager will work closely with you to configure a safeguarding solution that does what you need it to do. When your requirements change, we’ll help you adapt.

Spread your costs

With Smoothwall implemented as part of a Coconnect internet package, you won’t need to pay any big fees upfront – our 3 and 5-year agreements allow you to spread the cost over a period that suits your budget.

Questions? We’re here to help.

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