Smoothwall Firewall


Next-generation firewall

Combines Layer 7 application control with perimeter firewall and stateful packet inspection to provide Next-Generation firewall functionality.

Bandwidth management

Limit bandwidth use to prioritize critical services.

Gateway anti-malware

Protect against known and zero-day threats.

Real-time dynamic filter

Includes Smoothwall's pioneering web filter.

Four reasons to choose Smoothwall


E-Rate eligible

Smoothwall is an eligible firewall service provider for Category 2 E-Rate funding.


Combines with Smoothwall Filter - the only fully content-aware web filter in US education.

Choice of deployment

You can choose which Filter deployment method works for you.

US-based support

Our US-based customer support team are education specialists and available to help whenever you need them.

Unified threat management for K-12 education

Smoothwall Firewall features anti-malware protection, HTTPS inspection, anonymous proxy detection & blocking, and intrusion detection & prevention, to provide you with a complete all-in-one protection package.

Next-Generation Firewall

Perimeter firewall and internal segmentation firewall to protect your network against all web and non-web borne threats.

Layer 7 Application Control

Identify and stop applications that you don’t want on your network and prioritize those that you do.

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Monitor, report on and react to any malicious attacks on your system.

Bandwidth Management

Limit bandwidth use by content type, user, time and location, and web proxy cache.


Supports both Site-to-Site (IPsec) VPNs and Remote Users (SSL and L2TP).

Link and Load Balancing

Support for multiple WAN connections.

Directory Server Integration

Microsoft Active Directory, Open Directory, eDirectory and more.


Gateway Anti-Malware

Check signatures of malicious content at the gateway and protect against known and zero-day threats.


Source Natting

Ensure traffic going out over multiple IPs is correctly routed.


Smoothwall White Papers

Web Filtering for Schools Whitepaper

Web Filtering in Education
Cloud, On-premise, or Hybrid?
Choose the right deployment for your school district

Download our free whitepaper to help you choose the right deployment strategy for your school district.


Case Study Sarcoxie R-II School District

Discover how Sarcoxie R-II School District uses Smoothwall Filter to provide a consistent level of safe and secure web filtering.

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