What does the 'Identify device type' setting do in F-Secure SENSE Router?

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Katriina_M Posts: 445 F-Secure Employee

Identify device type is located in Settings > Protection in the SENSE Router app for Android.

This feature identifies your devices by using metadata and a traffic profile sent from your connected devices. Before device identification can take place, the devices in your SENSE network first need to send some data for analysis. Once the devices are identified, the icon for the device type is set and visible in the app.

At the moment, the technology recognizes a number of devices; however, we do not have signatures for every possible device or device type yet. As every device has a unique device ID, we are able to use this information to help us improve the service.

If a device is not getting detected properly, please send us feedback using the Send feedback feature in the app, including the following details:

  • The unique device ID (visible in the device details view); and
  • A description of your device: the brand or model, and what kind of a device it is.
This information helps us implement new detection signatures.

By choosing a different icon through your app, you can also set the device type manually.