Wireless Client Roles

Define wireless client roles to filter clients from based on matching policies. Matching policies (much like ACLs) are sequential collections of permit and deny conditions that apply to packets received from connected clients. When a packet is received from a client, the controller, service platform or access point compares the packet fields against applied matching policy rules to verify the packet has the required permissions to be forwarded. If a packet does not meet any of the criteria specified, the packet is dropped.

Additionally, wireless client connections are also managed by granting or restricting access by specifying a range of IP or MAC addresses to include or exclude from connectivity. These MAC or IP access control mechanisms are configured as Firewall Rules to further refine client filter and matching criteria.