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“The Bonjour gateway might not be able to replace mobile device management systems, but it does allow for granular control over how devices connect and where they have access.” — Gina Narcisi
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Apple Bonjour. It’s a handy little program that lets Windows and Apple devices share the same printers. Home network users have been fans of Bonjour for many years.
Bonjour was only designed to locate Apple devices within the same network, however, so network admins whose employees want to print from their iPads and iPhones or access file servers can use Aerohive’s Bonjour Gateway. It’s a free VMware virtual appliance that allows Bonjour to operate across networks on different subnets or virtual LANs. Cisco recently announced that it would turn its WLAN controllers into a Bonjour gateway and provide policy-based management capabilities. Expect other networking vendors to follow.