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Viewing Application Information

The Applications page provides the application wise data usage:

Table 1: Application Information

Parameter

Description

Name

Shows the name of the application category. See Analyzing Application Usage for the complete list of application categories.

Total Usage

Shows the total usage for a given application category, in bytes.

Total Usage %

Shows the total usage for a given application category, in percentage (%).

Applications Visibility and Control

This page allows you to configure application visibility and control settings for the network. To configure application visibility and control settings on the network, follow these steps:

  1. Click Applications () tile on the Instant On home page .Click the settings () icon on the Overview page header and select Visibility and control. The Visibility and Control page is displayed.
  2. Select one of the available options:
  3. Application details (default)—Provides a detailed view of date usage by different applications and websites accessed by clients in the network. Applications chart and Applications list are displayed only when this option is selected. This option is enabled by default and it may slow down the network performance.

    Application activity summary—Provides only an overview of uploaded and downloaded data of all the networks for the last 24 hours in the Applications page. Choose this option for better network performance. Selecting this option hides the Applications tab in the web application.

Application visibility and control setting configured in this page affects how the application wise data usage information of the client is displayed in the following pages:

  • Applications page.
  • Client Details page.
  • Applications tab in the Networks page.

Filtering Application Information in the Web Application

To filter the information that is displayed on the Applications page of the Instant On web application, follow these steps:

  1. Click Applications on the Instant On home page. The Applications page opens.
  2. Click the tool () button at the top-right corner of the Applications list to open the parameter drop-down list.
  3. Select the parameters that you want to display or hide from the Applications page.
  4. Parameters with an orange check mark are displayed on the Applications page.

    Parameters without a check mark are not displayed on the Applications page.

To restore the default settings, follow these steps:

  1. Click Applications on the Instant On home page. The Applications page opens.
  2. Click the tool () button at the top-right corner of the Applications list to open the parameter drop-down list.
  3. Select Reset to Default to restore Instant On to the default settings.

Analyzing Application Usage Data by Category

After you have filtered out the Total Usage data based on different application categories, you can view the data usage on each employee or guest network at the site.

To view the application data based on its category, click the Applications () tile on the Instant On home page. The Applications tab displays the web categories and their Total Usage data on the network. Click the () arrow beside the Name of any of the web categories to view the usage data.

The following data is displayed for each category:

  • Websites and applications most visited—Displays the data for the top five application categories (by usage).
  • Network—Displays the list of employee and guest networks active for the last 24 hours.
  • Type—Denotes if the network is an employee or a guest network
  • Legend—Includes the color codes to different each network. The color codes in the legend are used to display the donut chart.
  • Allow use—Allows you to block the traffic from the selected application category.
  • Data transferred—Denotes the data transferred on the network specific to the selected web category, during the last 24 hours.
  • Traffic usage per client—Displays the data usage of top five clients specific to the selected web category.

Sorting Application Information in the Web Application

Application data can be sorted in the Instant On web application to help you locate the information you need efficiently. For example, application data can be sorted in alphabetical order based on the application category name. Click one of the parameters at the top of the Applications list to sort the information based on your needs.

Applications Chart

Data for the top five application categories (by usage) is displayed in a donut chart. If more than five application categories have been accessed throughout the day, the fifth section of the Applications chart is represented as Other. Any applications that do not fall under the top four application categories are grouped into Other.

Applications List

Data for every application category is displayed in a list, which is organized in descending order by usage.

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