flexiWAN provides the capability to identify network applications based on IP and Ports. Occasionally, a flexiWAN cloud service generates a list of rules and categorization for every network application. This list is read by every flexiManage instance and is pushed to the flexiEdge devices it manages. The administrator can define new applications specific for the organization or modify the categorizations of the provided applications. The applications are then used for traffic classification in various policies (such as Path Selection).
The App Identification page includes a custom application identification section which list application identification created by the administrator. The imported applications identification section are built-in IP ranges and Port ranges of popular internet services or ports used by applications.
In case a certain IP range or application port is missing, it’s very easy to add it via the custom App Identifications section. To do that simply click on “New App Identification” button on the top of the page.
In the top section each new custom App Identification requires Category, Service Class and Importance selected. Make sure to choose those to closely match your custom application or use a new category. Later the application identifications can be used in policies such as Path Selection by utilize the Application name or any of Category, Service Class or Importance each (or combined).
Each custom App Identification can include the following rules:
- IP address or whole range.
- Port range. Add each rule for multiple ports or port ranges.
- Protocol. Select TCP, UDP or none to match all traffic.
Devices must be updated every time a new custom identification is added or when the imported built-in imported identification is updated, to do that simply click on the “Update App Identifications” button when prompted.
The built-in list of App Identifications will continually be updated.