Express Feature List

Hardware support:

  • Any Pentium class CPU and above – with a recommended minimum of 128MB RAM
  • 64bit build for Core 2 systems


  • Supports LAN, DMZ, and Wireless networks, plus Extrnal.
  • External connectivity via: Static Ethernet, DHCP Ethernet, PPPoE, PPPoA using various USB and PCI DSL modems.
  • Portforwards, DMZ pin-holes
  • Outbound filtering
  • Timed access
  • Simple to use Quality-of-Service (QoS)
  • Traffic stats, including per interface and per IP totals for weeks and months
  • IDS via automatically updated Snort rules
  • UPnP support
  • List of bad IP addresses to block


  • Web proxy for accelerated browsing
  • POP3 email proxy with Anti-Virus
  • IM proxy with realtime log viewing


  • Responsive web interface using AJAX techniques to provide realtime information
  • Realtime traffic graphs
  • All rules have an optional Comment field for ease of use
  • Log viewers for all major sub-systems and firewall activity


  • Backup config
  • Easy single-click application of all pending updates
  • Shutdown and Reboot from UI


  • Time service for network
  • Develop Smoothwall yourself using the self-hosting “Devel” builds.