Smoothwall Cloud Filter

Smoothwall Cloud Filter

The cloud filter that's 100% real-time, all of the time. Protecting students at school, at home and everywhere in between. 

Smoothwall Cloud Filter - Highlights

Safest Cloud Filter

Includes Smoothwall's content-aware filtering capability for maximum safety, in 100% real-time, all of the time. 

Maximum learning opportunity

Granular controls ensure safe, age-appropriate internet browsing for learning, study and entertainment.


Removes physical on-premise servers, and single points of failure for improved reliability. 

Smoothwall Cloud Filter - At a glance

Key benefits

Highest possible safety:

Real-time, dynamic content analysis

Provides 100% real-time, content-aware filtering without the complexity of man-in-the-middle decryption, certificates or exceptions.

Notifications and reports

Notifies of any safeguarding incident across web searches and websites accessed. Provides reporting on search behaviours by individuals or groups to support incident investigations as well as drive student awareness.

HTTPS filtering

Detects harmful or malicious content that is hidden, including behind Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and secure anonymous proxies.


Richest possible student learning experience:

Social media controls

Removes inappropriate content from social media sites and gives students read-only access for richer learning.

Who, what, where, when

Build tailored policies based on user group, content category, time, location IP, subnet and hostname for mobile devices and laptops. Give students age-appropriate online experiences regardless of device or location.

Peace of mind for IT teams: 

Simpler installation and authentication

Is faster and easier to install as well as provides more robust user and traffic authentication and complete user visibility.


Removes physical on-premise servers and single points of failure to improve filtering reliability and scalability.


Peace of mind for leaders and DSLs:

Full incident reporting

Reports on 100% of data for a full contextual picture around any safeguarding incident.

Device protection - all of the time

Features apply to all devices, in school, at home or in between. Students are consistently protected.

Further reading

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Solution brochure
Smoothwall Cloud Filter
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Web Filtering for MATs - Cloud, On-premise or Hybrid?
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Web Filtering in Education - Cloud, On-premise or Hybrid?

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