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  • 1.  Blocking of Web Pages by URL and specific port blocking

    Posted 11-23-2022 02:01 PM

    I noticed that firmware version 2.7.0 has been released, which is great. It has excellent features...
    But I would like to know if you plan to add options for future updates to.

    • Block or allow websites based on specific URLs.
    • Block or allow ports.
    Currently this option to block websites is only based on categories, but this is very generalized and there are many websites that are letting them through if there was an option to block by URL it would be great. I have several customers with Aruba Instant On equipment such as APs and SWs.

    For example, they want to block Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the other social networks, but they want to allow WhatsApp Web, currently this cannot be done in version 2.7.0.

    Also, I would like to ask if Aruba Instant On plan to add an option to restrict network access to individual devices.
    For example, I want to restrict network access at a specific time, for a specific group of devices.


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  • 2.  RE: Blocking of Web Pages by URL and specific port blocking

    Posted 11-24-2022 07:40 PM

    Hey there,

    We'll wait to see what the official response is, but I'll give my two cents if that's okay.

    The AIO line shouldn't be your customer's "all-in-one" solution, especially for what you're looking for. While the features are really handy, and it's a nice to have, I've found it's not terribly powerful or accurate - and I don't expect it to be at this price point.

    I suggest your clients employ a 3rd party DNS blocker, and get a real gateway/firewall that allows you to only allow the DNS and/or ports and equipment you allow.

    I totally understand the need to satisfy "price sensitive" customers, both Resi & SMB. But your job is to explain and sell them on the right tool for the job.