OS Type: Network wide
Number of Users: 20+
Ease of Setup: Advanced
Usage Type: Business
Management Type: Central Management

 Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway

Approved For Network-wide Filtering

Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway is a hardware solution for medium to large businesses. The Smoothwall device is installed in a network environment between the ISP modem and your internal network and will filter any device connected to the network.


  • One point of management for the whole network.
  • Has the option on some models for Deep packet inspection
  • Can enforce Google Safe Search


  • Price
  • Requires network knowledge to set up

Note: After testing, Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway has been approved as an acceptable content filter according to the requirements set forth in the Weaverland Conference Electronic Technology Usage Guidelines. Please remember that no filter can be guaranteed to filter out all objectionable content; therefore the Weatec Accountability Software must be installed on all devices in order to be in compliance with Weaverland Conference guidelines. The accountability software logs all web traffic, thus fostering brotherhood accountability. So even if objectionable content is missed by Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway, the content will still trigger a flag on the accountability server. Use the Weaverland Conference template as a minimum; there is nothing preventing you from choosing stricter settings.