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E-Rate Changes to Expect in 2018

As the national debate over net neutrality rages on, questions continue to swirl over long-term access to the internet. Particularly for schools, the end of net neutrality could mean a rollback of education-enhancing web tools based on zip code, funding, and even internet provider. With so many...

The Impact of Web Search on Youth Suicide Rates

6th February 2018 Web Filtering, Web Search No comments
The internet has had a profound effect on the proliferation and normalization of teenage suicides. Suicide is the 2nd-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24, and study after study shows the rate of suicidal thinking and behavior is on the rise. What is technology’s role?

4 Common Network Problems Schools Face and How to Solve Them

25th January 2018 Network Problem, Schools No comments
The networking landscape is changing. Smoothwall understands that today’s school networks are more complex than ever, facing issues like security, overload, and even filtering on a larger scale than at any point in history. Which specific school network problems are the most common, and what can...

Blog Series Part 1: Cyber Security at Work

22nd January 2018 News No comments
For the next 4 weeks, we’re doing a 4 part blog series to dig into the practical steps anybody can take to promote Cyber Security.

How to Improve Students' Web Experience With Content-Aware Filtering

Imagine this: You’re in 9th grade. You stayed late after school to use a library computer to research your upcoming paper on the geological features of Ecuador. You log on and immediately spot the perfect video of a recent volcanic eruption in your search results. You click to watch and…blocked....

3 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a Web Filtering Solution

Are all web filtering solutions created equal? Not by a long shot. Web filtering has come a long way over the last two decades, but it’s a sector that’s constantly innovating. Smoothwall is one of the most advanced filtering solutions available. How do you know what to ask when deciding on a web...

What Is Content-Aware Filtering?

There are dozens of reasons web users shouldn’t have access to certain online content. Middle schoolers, for example, shouldn’t be able to read profane lyrics in the library. Likewise, employees probably shouldn’t be visiting gambling sites or pornography pages during work hours.

Restructing for future growth

19th December 2017 News No comments
On behalf of the Smoothwall board of directors, we can confirm that Smoothwall has today completed a period of collective consultation. The period was entered with a view to bringing our technical operations into our Leeds HQ and closing our Fareham office in July 2018. Staff who are not staying...

4 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Online Over the Holidays

21st November 2017 News No comments
The holiday season is here, and as the weather cools and the vacation days accumulate, children of all ages are likely to spend increasing amounts of time online. Whether on a phone, tablet, or computer, there are four essential areas you should make an effort to monitor so your kids stay as safe...

Smoothwall Holiday Hours 2017

20th November 2017 News No comments
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