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About Smoothwall Connect

Note: This topic applies to the Edinburgh Release.

Smoothwall Connect is a web redirector for Windows, Mac OS, and iOS clients and devices. It enables you to enforce your organization's web content filtering policy on devices owned by your organization, wherever they are located.

By installing Smoothwall Connect on devices, users' browsers are forced to send web content requests to Smoothwall proxies. Smoothwall proxies then enforce your organization's web content filtering policy by blocking undesirable and malicious content.

The following should be considered when using Smoothwall Connect:

Smoothwall Connect must be installed using administrative privileges. Users should not be given access to the administrator account on the device.
You must supply users with Smoothwall System usernames and passwords, as Smoothwall Connect prompts users to authenticate themselves when they start to browse.
Users cannot remove Smoothwall Connect unless they are using a device account with administrator privileges.
It is recommended that you tell users that Smoothwall Connect has been installed on their devices, that web content is being filtered, and their browsing is being logged.
It is recommended that you provide users with a way of reporting problems with over- or under-blocking of pages, so that you can adjust your policy to suit your organization.