Best practices for using mobile devices through a sonicwall with enforced AV client

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
Hello everyone!

At the office, all of the computers are windows machines of some recent or current version, and the sonicwall they're all behind enforces the use of an AV client [McAfee Security-as-a-Service], which is expected. If you didn't have that client installed on your machine and attempt to browse, it'll redirect you to a page asking you to download and install the AV client.

This is fine and dandy on anything running XP and up, however mobile devices get lost in the dust, and thus cannot access the internet via Wi-Fi.

I'm not too keen on Sonicwall, or what the wisest way would be to go about allowing iPads, iPhones, etc. onto the network without turning off the AV Client enforcement?

I had the idea of enforcing the client on a certain range of IPs, and setting up another range for static IPs for the mobile devices. Is this about all I can do? Am I missing something completely obvious to someone who is beyond a beginner in using Sonicwall?

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide!
Question by:hashisayed
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    Accepted Solution


    Yes you are right....

    i am not using Client AV so notable to test but i think you should be able to make Group of MAC Address (if you have less host) and enable :)

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the link and your feedback! I highly appreciate it and it seems to be exactly what the KB states too for this situation. Apt answer, good sir!

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