SmoothWall is now protecting the travel company Traveleads to safeguard web access throughout its corporate network. 

Traveleads needed a highly flexible security solution that could deliver time-based web filtering, sufficiently granular reporting and monitoring to identify web trends, top users and peak bandwidth usage periods. The deployment will help the company ensure staff productivity is at a high during this critical time of the year.

Rob Barnes, IT manager at Traveleads, said: “Being in the industry we are in, it's essential that staff have access to key hotel and airline websites to make bookings and offer the best travel advice to customers. SmoothWall's Guardian web filter allows us to accurately block unsuitable and malicious content without restricting access to essential online resources.

“Flexible time-based controls have also helped us to restrict users to work based sites during work hours, but open up things like shopping sites before and after.”

Tom Newton, product manager at SmoothWall, said: “For web-reliant organisations, strict surfing bans are quite simply out of the question. Guardian's intelligent technology facilitates a more flexible approach so companies like Traveleads can selectively restrict web access to suit their individual business needs, and operate more efficiently and securely as a result.”