Smoothwall Appliance advantages over software?
Are their any advantages to getting the Smoothwall rack appliance (with inline transparent proxy) - over just the standard network gaurdian software, and running it on a suitable PC?
Somebody told me that the dedicated hardware appliance web filters perform better, and would create less network load, but surely it is just simply doing exactly the same job? :D
They also recommended Bloxx, over Smoothwall (for the sane reasins), but we currently have Smoothwall on Eval and have been impressed with it.