App DB is used by Sensei's Application Control engine to recognize and classify the application that each connection packet carries. The database contains dynamic signatures that indicate to the packet engine how to better classify the connections.
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Applications are classified according to their type and are listed under the App Controls tab. They are displayed in a click-to-open tree-view for easy access.
Figure 1: App Control Settings
There are a lot of applications in
App controls page, and it can be difficult to scroll down and navigate through all of the individual application categories. You can use the
Search field to look for and locate a specific application. To find an application in the list, simply type its name into the search form.
Figure 2: Dynamic search helps you to filter
If you don't remember the name of the application you want to block/allow, you can find it by browsing the category folder.
Figure 3: Browsing Under an Application Category
To browse, you must click on the
Category Name in the
All Categories list.
Figure 4: Blocking an Application
Sensei allows you to block individual applications by clicking on the toggle button located on the right side of each application.
You can also block the entire category by clicking on the toggle button located on the right the category name.
Figure 5: Blocking Entire Application Category
When you're ok with the changes you made, click on the synchronization button beside of the policy to synchronize with the firewall and activate the rules.
The rules go in the action immediately after you hit the
Synchronize button. On the user's end the request was silently blackholed.
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