"When we first enabled Application Control, it was a revelatory
experience for us to see what was actually running on our
-Scot Hollingsworth, Technical Supervisor of the Rankin County, Mississippi School District
View, prioritize, or block specific apps before they crush your wireless network
Xirrus Application Control delivers the industry's first and only wireless solution to incorporate next-generation application visibility and control directly at the network edge...where it's needed most.
Leveraging the power of next-generation Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Application Control provides rich information about applications accessing the network. This enables Xirrus Wireless Arrays to prioritize critical applications, restrict usage of bandwidth-heavy applications, and block restricted applications from the network. Application Control enables management of wireless traffic at the network edge before it enters the core network – to provide full control to network administrators to manage the exploding usage and unpredictable nature of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
Unlike some DPI implementations which claim application awareness, Xirrus Application Control goes far beyond simple port, protocol, and regex-based classification schemes to provide comprehensive and accurate application recognition. The Xirrus DPI implementation identifies more applications, and with greater accurately and efficiency, than any other wireless solution. This application visibility is tied to the policy engine operating on every Xirrus Array, enabling granular control of application performance and security parameters in the network.
Improved user experience by prioritizing critical applications and reducing network congestion
Reduced security risk by blocking risky or out-of-policy applications from the network
More granular policy control by blocking, throttling, or applying QoS to specific applications at the network edge
Superior scalability with near limitless growth using the distributed computing resources in each Array
Better resiliency with distributed DPI functionality in each Array for no single point of failure