A proven leader in device filtering, Smoothwall has released Connect for Chromebooks, a new Chrome extension which combines seamless, single sign-on with content-aware web filtering to ensure centrally-managed device filtering from the moment a student logs on. Read Full Press Release Here
10 March 2015
Today we have released updates 88 and 89, which provide some minor fixes for the Arundel release.
Please click here to read the release notes.
In addition to content-aware, clientless filtering on and off site, Smoothwall now extends that convenience to BYOD. Using the 802.1x standard, Smoothwall creates a seamless, single sign-on experience.
I've never been in court before or stood in a witness box, and I hope I never do. If I am, however, called before a judge, I’d expect him or her to be donning a funny wig and a gown, to be above average intelligence, and to judge my case fairly ac...
In light of the recent "FREAK" vulnerability, in which web servers and web browsers can be cajoled into using older, more vulnerable ciphers in encrypted communications, we would like to assure customers that the web server configuration on an up-...
Nobody wants anyone looking at their search history. I get it. I mean, look at mine —oh wait, don't—that's quite embarrassing. Those were for a friend, honestly.Fortunately for us, it's pretty difficult to dig into someone's search history. ...
Recently there's been some coverage of Twitter's propensity for porn. Some research has shown that one in every thousand tweets contains something pornographic. With 8662 tweets purportedly sent every second, that's quite a lot.Now, this is not so...
09 February 2015
Today the rollout for the Q1 2015 'Arundel' release has completed and is available to users of SWG, UTM and WAM products. Click here to read the full product update.
The update also includes a patch to remove the recent glibc GHOST vulnerability (CVE-2015-0235). During testing, externally-facing Smoothwall services were not found to be vulnerable to this exploit, but this patch will now remedy the issue entirely.
Surfing breaks during work time could improve productivity and employee satisfaction says new research.
Anonline survey suggests that parents may be in the dark over their kids’ cyber activity.
TorrentLocker and Vawtrak now setting their sights on the UK.
09 June 2014
Following the European Court ruling last month, Europeans now have the right to be forgotten online. Irrelevant and outdated links on search engines must now be removed upon request.
4th and 5th grade students at an elementary school in Illinois, US, access pornographic content whilst on the school network.
A recent study has found that 85% of teachers believe child internet safety should be part of the national curriculum.
06 May 2014
US ISPs may soon be given the go ahead to charge for a new fast lane data service.
Londoners agree to sign over their first-born child, in exchange for free Wi-Fi in alarming results to a new study.
Detectives are investigating a student at Pasco-Hernando State College for allegedly hacking his peers’ accounts.
01 August 2014
Smoothwall is proud to join ‘Friendly WiFi’, the world’s first accreditation scheme designed to verify whether a providers’ public Wi-Fi service meets the required level of filtering set by the UK Government to block out access to pornographic and child abuse websites.
Over the next three years, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Cisco and Amazon will support the maintenance of OpenSSL and other crucial Open Source software.
As more companies worldwide are embracing BYOD within their businesses, the security risks involved with having such policies are increasing.
Smoothwall win the contract to support the 5,000 users of Worcestershire County Council with real-time web filtering solutions
Are you putting your home at risk by posting while you're away?
22 December 2014
Google has now removed their 'NoSSLSearch' functionality. Read on for information of what your options are if you're filtering Google searches without HTTPS inspection.
The rollout of "Shellshock" patch 'Main 79' has now been complete and is avilable to all Smoothwall customers.
According to Cisco research, Youtube, Amazon and Yahoo! are among 74 websites displaying advertisements riddled with adware and spyware.
30 July 2014
Under 18s caught “sexting” (texting sexually explicit pictures) could face prosecution a police officer has warned.
As few as 4% of UK Broadband customers have chosen to install “child friendly” filtering.
15 July 2014
Social media use at work is oftencontentious, with opinions divided about whether it’s good or bad for business.
Reports of the infamous CryptoLocker ransomware's demise may have been exaggerated.
24 June 2014
Apps such as Whisper and Secret allow users to post comments on the sites without revealing their identity, but critics argue that they encourage malicious behaviour.
Next week we’re heading to EduGeek EDIT in Preston for the annual conference.
With a summer of sport fast approaching, it’s inevitable that office workers will want to be in on the action.
Microsoft has revealed that Internet Explorer users are at risk of allowing hackers to remotely execute code on vulnerable systems.
On 7th-8th May Smoothwall will be at the SETT exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden.
A Twitter campaign by NYPD meant to improve community relations has backfired. The #myNYPD hashtag was reportedly hijacked with tweets containing photos of officers in hostile situations.
Next week sees the Smoothwall team heading to Earl’s Court London for Europe’s biggest Information security event: Infosecurity 2014.
Visit us on stand L50 for a product demo!
Symantec's latest global Internet Security Threat Report has revealed a 91% increase in cyber-attacks (2012 - 2013).
On April 7th the IWF released its Annual Charity report for 2013. The report highlights some alarming trends.
Web Filtering and Security firm Smoothwall says that interest in techniques for covering traces may be growing and warns organisations to ensure that they are able to manage this threat.
Recent wins with Cardiff and Swansea councils help to build our presence in Wales
There are signs that politicians are starting to grasp the enormity of the task of providing safe internet access.
International schools and universities are reported to be using Twitter to improve literacy, language and project management. Users of social networks need to be aware of some of the potential pitfalls.
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Will the move to track illegal downloads through ISPs work in the UK when it failed in France?
Britain's organizations are seeing rising numbers of sophisticated cyber attacks says GCHQ
Delivering safe and appropriate web access on diverse Council-controlled networks
Smoothwall's Corporate Sales team have recently won a series of high profile international contracts.
Smoothwall speaks to SC Magazine about whether or not the Government would be sensible to impose web filtering at ISP level.
Nicholas McAvaney from the Press Association speaks to Smoothwall's Gavin Logan about dangers facing online shoppers.
Whilst instant internet access at home, work or even in coffee shops and on trains is something most people now take for granted, for many network managers the growing popularity of smart phones, tablets and other portable devices is causing a major headache.
A few resources to help teach school children password protection skills.
Dian Schaffhauser writing in the Journal picked up on a story about students using UltraSurf to bypass the school's web filtering and security systems.
We recently took a moment to speak with some of our education sector customers, to find out just how much of a factor BYOD has proven to be in their network.
When you're young and in love (remember that?) what could be more romantic than share your most treasured online possession - your password?
International Channel Manager Jamie Moore looks forward to Smoothwall's channel business in 2013