SmoothWall has launched a web filtering appliance to its SWG-1200 series ‘Guardian' family of web filtering appliances.

The company claimed that the new secure web gateway appliance will be targeted at larger education establishments with a higher performance alternative to the company's existing SWG-700 series.

The SWG-1200 series has an improved 1U chassis which accommodates a 2.6 GHz Quad Core Processor, four gigabytes of RAM and 2x 500Gbyte mirrored RAID disks for improved resilience in larger network environments.

Tom Newton, product manager at SmoothWall, said: “The addition of the SWG-1200 means we can offer a dedicated and reliable hardware-based appliance to more sizeable schools with much more complex network needs.”