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Application Book

Application has some specific features, like corresponding protocol, port number, application type, etc. Application is an essential element for the configuration of multiple device modules including policy rules, NAT rules, application QoS management, etc.

System ships with multiple predefined applications and predefined application groups. Besides, you can also customize user-defined application and application groups as needed. All of these applications and applications groups are stored in and managed by StoneOS application book.

If IPv6 is enabled, IPv6 applications will be recognized by StoneOS.

Editing a Predefined Application

You can view and use all the supported predefined applications and edit TCP timeout, but cannot delete any of them. To edit a predefined application, take the following steps:

  1. Select Object > APP Book > Application.
  2. Select the application you want to edit from the application list, and click Edit.

  3. In the Application Configuration dialog box, edit TCP timeout for the application.

Creating a User-defined Application

You can create your own user-defined applications. By configuring the customized application signature rules, system can identify and manage the traffic that crosses into the device, thus identifying the type of the traffic.

To create a user-defined application, take the following steps:

  1. Select Object > APP Book > Application.
  2. Click New.

  3. Click OK.

Creating a User-defined Application Group

To create a user-defined application group, take the following steps:

  1. Select Object > APP Book > Application Groups
  2. Click New.

  3. Click OK.

Creating an Application Filter Group

Application Filter Group allows you to create a group to filter applications according to application category, sub-category, technology, risk, and attributes.

To create an application filter group, take the following steps:

  1. Select Object > APP Book > Application Filters.
  2. Click New.
  3. Type an application filter group name in the Name text box.

  4. Specifies the filter condition. Choose the category, subcategory, technology, risk and characteristic by sequence in the drop-down list. You can click Clear Filter to clear all the selected filter conditions according to your need.
  5. Click OK.

Creating a Signature Rule

By configuring the customized application signature rules, system can identify and manage the traffic that crosses into the device. When the traffic matches all of the conditions defined in the signature rule, it hits this signature rule. Then system identifies the application type.

If IPv6 is enabled, traffic of IPv6 address will be recognized by StoneOS.

To create a new signature rule, take the following steps:

  1. Select Object > APP Book > Static Signature Rule.
  2. Click New.

  3. Click OK.

Viewing Details

To view the details of an application entry, including the name, category, risk and reference, take the following steps:

  1. Click Object > APP Book > Application.
  2. In the application dialog box, select "+" before an address entry from the member list, and view the details under the entry.