Controlling Google's Hangout app

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Controlling Google's Hangout app

L3 Networker

Has anyone here dealt with Googles hangout app for mobile devices going through the firewall. The customer wants to allow hangout chat but not file-transfer or video calling. The apps sees it as google-talk and under it is gtalk-voice, google-talk-base and gtalk-file-transfer. If we set up the policy for app filtering would the gtalk-file-transfer be masked by ssl or would it still be seen?

I am thinking it would be masked so an ssl decrypt policy would need to be employed. However when I enable the ssl decrypt, the device then can not sign into google hangouts.

Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.



L4 Transporter


I realize this question was posed some time ago, but our google-hangouts app ID was recently update to reflect Google product changes. Are you still having issues?

Since the original caller was an SE, I went back to the case and messaged him about the added information you have provided.


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