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.
Discover why thousands of customers trust Riverbed Xirrus Wi-Fi solutions
Xirrus Enables Pervasive Wi-Fi on Brigham Young University-Idaho Campus for Constant Connectivity
Founded in 1888 in Rexburg, Idaho, Brigham Young University-Idaho is a private, four-year university affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The mission of the University is to create a wholesome learning environment to prepare students to lead in the home, the community and workplace.
Since the Xirrus implementation, we have seen very few complaints of dropped connections on the network. One particular building comes to mind, the Joseph Field Smith Building. I receive feedback from the faculty teaching in this building, and they have nothing but positive things to say about the connectivity.
They may not be familiar with things like bandwidth loads, channel tuning, etc. – but they know it just works and that’s what they want.
Travis WIlliams, Network Engineer , BYU-Idaho
Xirrus Wi-Fi helps multi-location company nimbly turn around orders
The fine patterns you see etched on glass and ceramics — rear window defroster grids, beverage bottles, printed circuits, the gradient units on syringes — result from a printing technique called silk screening. Schilling Graphics has been in the business since 1962, providing quality silk screens to customers in the automotive, architectural, container, electronic, graphics, industrial, medical, and textile industries.
With Xirrus we can change out the radios as Wi-Fi standards evolve, cutting costs. The experience is excellent. Management is simple. And if we have a question or problem, we know we can count on Xirrus to solve it.
Matt Boehm, Network and Systems Administrator, Schilling Graphics
Garden Spot Village implements campus wide Wi-Fi for active adults with HealthSignals® and Xirrus
Founded in 1990, Garden Spot Village (GSV) is a licensed, non-profit provider of innovative housing and lifestyle services that enrich the lives of older adults
The sophisticated management system along with the high- performance Xirrus Arrays
and HealthSignals’ Managed Services Platform, allows us to administer networks on both campuses as a single, seamless network.
Andrew Dietzel, Director of IT, Garden Spot Village
Houston County Board of Education Enhances Learning through Wireless Technologies with Help from Xirrus and AirWatch
Located in the heart of Georgia, the Houston County School System educates approximately 28,000 K-12 students on 38 campuses.Houston County students excel in many areas, outperforming state and national test averages, winning academic competitions and earning sports championships.
We designed our wireless system with the intention of going full-blown BYOD. The education system is moving towards cloud- based collaboration, so to maximize efficiency in the classroom, we knew that a
reliable wireless network was imperative.
Sharon Lunceford, Director of Information Technology, Houston County Board of Education