Device category in Sonicwall

Dear Fellow,

Since i switched from fortigate to sonicwall i having and issue in categorising device types. In fortiagte its easy to setup policy to certain type of devices.

For example and I can create a allow policies for certain devices such as Apple for products or Android Products.

Is there anything available option in Sonicwall NSA to allow android phones? Or is there any way to create a policy only for mobile phones.

Thank you

Shamil MohamedIT Infrastructure Engineer/IT Systems ManagerAsked:
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Sonicwall does not seem to have that device category filtering per se though there can be application visibility control but not specific to smartphone. Likely, the straight off (though not the best mean) is via filter the device MAC.

e.g. Deny access based on MAC address. However, for new devices brought in or introduced into the network, it will miss out so has to add on. Regardless typical steps include
> group: add "smartphone" via Network>Address Objects
(not specific to NSA)
>profile: add group into deny list via ACL enforcement/MAC or ACL Allow group and included all your "whitelist" machines
(not specific to NSA)

MAC Address Lookup and Search:
> for apple:
> for android:

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