Going into our second year as a strategic partner, we will be working with Smoothwall to deliver the best in class real-time content aware filtering solutions to institutions within the UK’s education and public sector.
This partnership allows us to deliver next-generation Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall and security packages alongside Secure Web Gateway (SWG) integration. Smoothwall’s powerful web filtering solution analyses and categorises web content in real-time and combines a powerful reporting suite, social media controls and BYOD policies, so you can now see and control everything your users do on the web. Smoothwall’s UTM allows you to simplify your network security by combining their market leading web filter with a next-generation perimeter firewall, bandwidth management and application control.
Smoothwall are the leading online safety providers to the UK education, government and public sector markets, protecting over one million students with enterprise-level protection in more than 7000 schools, colleges and academies and more than 90 UK council networks with their innovative web filtering and online safeguarding solutions.
Commenting on the partnership, Michael Miller, Head of Channel Sales at Smoothwall, explains: “Smoothwall have always been committed to working with organisations who have online safety and safeguarding at the heart of their business. We recognise that Stone are one of those organisations and are proud to have them as a strategic partner. Smoothwall and Stone are experts within the education space, helping customers become innovators within IT and we are delighted that we are able to work together to deliver solutions that keep children safe online.”
Speaking further about the relationship, Simon Harbridge, CEO at Stone, explains: “We’re absolutely delighted to be continuing our strategic partnership with Smoothwall for a second year. In light of recent events and cyber-attacks – the safeguarding and online protection of students, employees and organisations alike has never been more important and we’re thrilled to be able to work alongside Smoothwall to help deliver solutions that do exactly this.”
Smoothwall is a specialist developer and provider of Internet security and web filtering solutions, established as a company in 2001. Smoothwall’s web filtering capability is world class due to the real-time, content aware analysis, and is combined with next generation firewall for enterprise grade protection. The Secure Web Gateway and Unified Threat Management products enable organizations of all sizes to have “The Web You Want”.