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Smoothwall Firewall for Schools

Smoothwall Firewall for the Education Sector

Protect your school from cyber threats and safeguard your students with Smoothwall Firewall, providing an all-in-one protection package.

A firewall is your school’s first line of defence against cyber threats on your network that will monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic.

Smoothwall Firewall features anti-malware protection, anonymous proxy detection & blocking, and intrusion detection & prevention to provide you with a complete all-in-one protection package, purpose-built for the education sector.

It can be purchased independently or combined with Smoothwall Filter to offer a unified threat management solution.

  • Real-Time Dynamic Filter
  • Next-Generation Firewall
  • Layer 7 Application Control
  • Intrusion detection and prevention

It’s time to strengthen your network and safeguard your students with Smoothwall Firewall.

Enquire about Smoothwall Firewall:

Smoothwall Firewall Solution

Unified threat management for schools, colleges and MATs

Providing an all-in-one firewall protection package for your school.

Next-Generation Firewall

A perimeter 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 prioritise those that you do.

Monitor, Report, React

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

Link and Load Balancing

Providing unrivalled support for multiple WAN connections.

Source Natting

Ensure traffic going out over multiple IPs is correctly routed.


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

Tel Group’s Digital Safeguarding Solutions

Smoothwall Filter, Monitor, Firewall and Pulse

At Tel Group, we can provide your school or MAT with a suite of digital safeguarding solutions to enable you to safeguard students online without restricting their freedom to learn.

Our safeguarding solutions can be purchased and set up individually or as a complete e-safety infrastructure package.

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Smoothwall Web Filtering

Web Filtering for Schools

Web filtering is your school’s way of monitoring web activity and restricting access to sensitive or unsafe websites.

Smoothwall Filter protects students online with real-time, customisable filtering that blocks harmful and inappropriate content without detriment to their digital learning and teaching experience.

  • Real-time Filtering
  • True content analysis
  • Granular control
  • Hybrid deployment
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Smoothwall Monitoring

Digital Monitoring for Schools

Digital monitoring solutions operate in the background of your schools’ devices, analysing all user activity in real-time and instantly alerting your safeguarding teams of anything unusual.

Smoothwall Monitor helps schools to proactively detect online risks before they become real-life incidents, with the software outlining what the digital incident was and who it involved, allowing you to take prompt action.

  • Proactive Real-Time Monitoring
  • Online and Offline Monitoring
  • Auto Pre-Grading
  • Alert Notifications
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Smoothwall Pulse App

Smoothwall Well-Being for Schools

Smoothwall Pulse is a fun and straightforward 60-second weekly check-in platform that allows students to reflect on their mental, social, and physical well-being.

All responses can be reviewed by your safeguarding team, allowing you to spot and help vulnerable students early, understand the school community’s challenges, and act with real-time data.

  • Weekly Check In
  • Identify and Support Students in Need
  • Real Time Data
  • Well-being Resources
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Broadband Packages

Delivering a fast and dependable school broadband service for schools.

Whether Tel Group or an alternative supplier provides your school’s connectivity, we can seamlessly integrate our safeguarding solutions into your school.

We can provide a complete connectivity and safeguarding package, offering a fast, secure, and dependable broadband service to ensure uninterrupted and safe internet access.

Our education broadband deals are built around your school; whether you require FTTP, SoGEA or Leased Lines, we will help your school invest in a scalable, safe and futureproof broadband solution.

Additional IT and Security Solutions

Transform Your School’s IT and Security with Tel Group



IT Infrastructure

Door Access Control

Sign In Systems

Cyber Security

IT Support

Get in touch to see how we can safeguard your students today!

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