Wireless Network Manager 3.5 Administration Guide

Application Control

Application awareness is crucial to application control, which is an important feature of modern firewall systems. There are types of applications that Wireless Network Manager can detect include:

  • application protocols: such as FTP and SSH, which represent communications between hosts
  • clients: such as web browsers and email clients, which represent software running on the host
  • web applications: such as MPEG video and Facebook, which represent the content or requested URL for HTTP traffic

Wireless Network Manager allows SonicWave access points to detect applications and control their activities on your network. Wireless Network Manager identifies applications in network traffic according to the characteristics specified in the detector. For example, the system can identify an application by an ASCII pattern in the packet header.

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