Block Mobile Devices

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Block Mobile Devices

L3 Networker

I was wondering if anyone has created a custom app-id to identify mobile devices to create policies around. For example block all mobile devices getting to the internet, or apply a QoS policy ect.

Thanks,

2 REPLIES 2

L6 Presenter

I dont think there is any reliable way to do this.

You could watch for "user-agent" string (which the mobile device owner can change) and tcp windowssizes being used (which can also be changed).

One way is to do the other way around - use globalprotect to identify which box is which and based on this information (like a whitelist) you can QoS those into a higher prio. Or captive portal (but this wouldnt stop mobile devices).

Another way could be if you have an AD and configure userid to only allow the specific AD-group containing your approved devices (based on machine accounts).

To add on to mikand's suggestion, check out this post on detecting iPhone/iPad:  https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/docs/DOC-1503.  Thanks.

Like what you see?

Show your appreciation!

Click Like if a post is helpful to you or if you just want to show your support.

Click Accept as Solution to acknowledge that the answer to your question has been provided.

The button appears next to the replies on topics you’ve started. The member who gave the solution and all future visitors to this topic will appreciate it!

These simple actions take just seconds of your time, but go a long way in showing appreciation for community members and the LIVEcommunity as a whole!

The LIVEcommunity thanks you for your participation!