Application objects are used to classify traffic on the network and are made up of layer 7 signatures or TCP/UDP port numbers and port ranges. Application classification can be used to monitor traffic or to create application-specific policies.
There are many predefined applications on the appliance. You can add any applications that are not already on the list.
- Log in to Exinda WebUI
- Navigate to Configuration > Objects > Applications
- Fill in the information accordingly:
- Name: Name of the Application
- Network Object: This is the Network Object if applicable
- DSCP: Type in the DSCP, if required
- L7 Signature: Select one of the Signatures already defined.
- Ports/Protocols: You can select the ports/protocols you would like to include in case they are needed
- Click on the Add New Application button.
If you would like to create a new Application Object that you plan to use in your policies or filters to identify HTTP traffic from/to a given host (eg: test.com), then:
- Add a name for the Application Object, eg "Test"
- Select as L7 signature the HTTP
- Select host as type.
- Type in the host name test.com
Result: This creates an application object for the website test.com. Anything with test.com in the URL will be classified under the new application (i.e. users.test.com, canada.test.com, etc.)
If you navigate to the list of Applications, you will be able to see your new Application Object listed there.
In case of our example it would look something like this: