Configures a device categorization list, which categorizes devices as sanctioned or neighboring. Categorization of devices enables quick identification and blocking of unsanctioned devices in the network.

Proper classification and categorization of devices (access points, clients etc.) helps suppress unnecessary unauthorized access point alarms, allowing network administrators to focus on alarms on devices actually behaving in a suspicious manner. An intruder with a device erroneously authorized could potentially perform activities that harm your organization.

Authorized access points and clients are generally known to you and conform with your organization‘s security policies. Unauthorized devices are those detected as interoperating within the network, but are not approved. These devices should be filtered to avoid jeopardizing the data within a managed network. Use this command to apply the neighboring and sanctioned (approved) filters on peer devices operating within a wireless controller or access point‘s radio coverage area. Detected client MAC addresses can also be filtered based on their classification.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000




<DEVICE-CATEGORIZATION-LIST-NAME> Specify the device categorization list name. If a list with the same name does not exist, it is created.


nx9500-6C8809(config)#device-categorization rfs4000
Device Category Mode commands:
  mark-device  Add a device
  no           Negate a command or set its defaults

  clrscr       Clears the display screen
  commit       Commit all changes made in this session
  do           Run commands from Exec mode
  end          End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit         End current mode and down to previous mode
  help         Description of the interactive help system
  revert       Revert changes
  service      Service Commands
  show         Show running system information
  write        Write running configuration to memory or terminal


Related Commands


Removes an existing device categorization list