Application Visibility & Control Missing from Routers & Switches

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We bought a BR200 router and several AP's and later discovered that Application Visibility & Control does not work on the router (or Aerohive switches).  This was a huge disappointment!  As long as a client device is connected to an AP we're ok, but when clients connect to the router's radio (or router ports) our application level firewall and application QoS do not apply.

We have a wired & wireless network both of which we need to control from application perspective.  And we'd eventually like to upgrade to an Aerohive switch but would need Application Visibility & Control at the router & switch level.  

Are there any plans to implement such functionality?
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Paul Ainslie

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Posted 4 years ago

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Mike Kouri, Official Rep

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Paul,
I think you will be pleasantly surprised in the next couple months as we roll out the next couple releases of HiveOS. Our goal is to provide application visibility across the entire network edge, whether those are wired or wireless clients.

Please be aware that the forwarding engines and the QoS mechanisms in switches and routers are not the same as in our access points. Getting consistent control across the entire product line will be a significant development effort that may take several releases to complete.
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Paul Ainslie

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Thanks, that response made my day!!  I kinda suspected that these mechanisms were different -- so I really appreciate that you guys are making this effort!  

Will this all be configured via the User Profile?

Paul
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Mike Kouri, Official Rep

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I am limited in what I can disclose, but that is probably a safe assumption...
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Paul Ainslie

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I noticed that Cooperative-Application Visibility and Control was extended AVC to the SR Series switches with 6.4r1.  Thanks, that was a welcome update!  Is AVC still in the works for the BR200?  And is it on target for the 1st half of 2015? 

We bought our BR200 last summer on the understanding that we could monitor and control traffic patterns on both the wired and wireless. I don't fault the Aerohive rep for misleading me; I think it was an honest mistake and there was nothing in my reading that pointed out this gap either.  But this functionality was the main selling point for the BR200.  If it's not coming out this year, I think we'd consider upgrading to an SR Series switch.


Thx,
Paul