Riverbed Xirrus Application Control ensures predictable Wi-Fi performance even in congested networks.
Prioritize business-critical applications and devices, restrict bandwidth-heavy application usage, and block restricted applications completely. Give administrators full control to manage the network despite high device volume and unpredictable application use.
Application Control Made Easy
Control data traffic at the network edge by enforcing policies in every AP—the very first point where a user connects to the network, instead of in the firewall or datacenter. Identify and enforce policy for over 1,400 applications: prioritize, block, or rate limit.
Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine powered by two, four, or six core processors in each AP inspects and enforces policy at line speed. Schedule automated policies based on day of week and time of day, and choose to enforce policies across an application category or individual application. Application Control complements firewalls for comprehensive control.
Riverbed Xirrus DPI ensures highly accurate identification through sophisticated behavior and conversational context methods. These include surgical pattern matching, conversation semantics, deep protocol dissection, heuristic behavioral analysis, future flow awareness, flow association, and statistical packet inspection.
Application Control benefits:
Better User Experience
Prioritize business critical applications over recreational applications at the network edge for optimal performance everywhere. Riverbed Xirrus APs enforce application policies at line rate to deliver a superior user experience. Optimize the RF spectrum by allowing only acceptable application traffic where users connect.
Your IT staff can create application policies for over 1,500 different applications by identifying bandwidth-hogging apps and analyzing usage trends over time. Prioritize, block or throttle applications or groups of applications. Schedule policies by device, SSID, user type, or globally across the network to run at specified times of day or days of week.
An integrated controller in every Xirrus AP provides distributed intelligence for limitless growth. Get holistic application visibility based on Layer 7 DPI technology operating directly in the AP. Achieve predictable application performance by controlling applications directly at the network edge.
Block or rate limit unwanted or non-mission critical applications. Control Internet WAN uplink network traffic by dropping or throttling at the network edge.
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