In response to the ever-growing numbers of personally owned mobile devices such as
smart phones and tablets being brought into the network, IT departments are requiring more
sophisticated control over how devices connect, what types of devices can connect, and what
they are allowed to do once connected.
Using the Device Access Policy settings, the Unleashed system
can identify the type of client attempting to connect, and perform control actions
such as permit/deny and rate limiting based on the device type.
Once a Device Access Policy has been created, you can apply the policy to any WLANs
for which you want to control access by device type. You could, for example, allow
only Apple OS devices on one WLAN and only Linux devices on another.
To create a Device Access Policy:
Go to Admin & Services > Services > Access Control > Device
Click Create New.
Enter a Name and optionally a
Description for the access policy.
In Default Mode, select Deny all by
default or Allow all by default.
In Rules, you can create multiple OS-specific rules for
each access policy.
- Description: Description of the rule.
- OS/Type: Select from any of the supported client
- Type: Select rule type (allow or deny).
- Uplink/Downlink: Set rate limiting for this
Click Save to save the rule you created. You can create
up to nine rules per access policy (one for each OS/Type).
To change the order in which rules are implemented, click the up or down arrows
in the Action column. You can also
Edit or Clone rules from the
To delete a rule, select the box next to the rule and click
Click OK to save the access policy. You can create up to
32 access policies (one access policy per WLAN).
Creating a Device Access Policy