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What is analytical location engine (ALE)?

I saw thi term on aruba but I acatully looking forward to know more about it.

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Re: What is analytical location engine (ALE)?

Here's a brief overview from the user manual. It is mostly used with Meridian platform at this time.




The wireless network has a wealth of information about unassociated and associated devices. The Analytics and Location Engine (ALE) is designed to gather that information from the network, process it and share it through a simple and standard API.

ALE includes a location engine that calculates associated and unassociated device location every 30 seconds by default. ALE needs the AP placement data to be able to calculate location for these devices. This map data must be imported from VisualRF.

For every device on the network, ALE provides the following information through the Northbound API:

  • Client Username
  • IP address
  • MAC address
  • device type
  • Application firewall data, showing the destinations and applications used by associated devices.
  • current location
  • historical location

Personal identifying information (PII) can be filtered out of the data, allowing you to view standard or anonymized data with or without MAC addresses, client user names, and IP addresses.


| Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security | @timcappalli | timcappalli.me |

NOTE: Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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