Brief Overview

Smoothwall was founded to support commercially supported open source software products including firewalls.


UK Head Office
Avalon House, 1 Savannah Way
Leeds Valley Park, Leeds
LS10 1AB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)870 1999 500

Key Executives
Lawrence Manning serves as Principal Developer of Smoothwall.


Founded in 2000 by Lawrence Manning and Richard Morrell, the Smoothwall Open Source Project was set up to develop and maintain the Smoothwall free firewall. Smoothwall Limited provides funding and sponsorship of the open source effort.

Products and Services

The Smoothwall firewall comes in a standard, developer, and off-road version. Smoothwall Express is open source, and includes a more extensive Smoothwall Corporate edition. The firewall has its own security-hardened GNU/Linux operating system with an easy to use Web interface. A team of community members provides end user support for Smoothwall through product and user forums as well as the Smoothwall IRC channels.