When BYOD-redirect is enabled on a VLAN, the BYOD feature intercepts HTTP traffic and blocks all other traffic for which free rules are not enabled. Most BYOD-redirect implementation is platform independent, except installing free rules to mitigate risks.

Communication between clients and the IMC server is tunneled by the edge switch:

  1. A client request is read by the HTTP task.

  2. The HTTP task always redirects, after embedding client IP addresses, a URL trying to access the redirected URL.

  3. The redirect response includes URL parameters: user ip address and url user is trying to access.

  4. The client receives a redirect response from the switch and makes an HTTP request to redirect the URL.