Allow, block, flag or tarpit hundreds of applications from an intuitive GUI.
Integrated Rules Engine (IRE) works with other Untangle applications to give you unprecedented control over even the most complex traffic.
Use for fine-tuning user access to match your policy requirements. For example, allow access to a social networking site, but block its games and videos.
Control even protocol-agile applications like Ultrasurf.
Stop productivity and bandwidth drains and keep malware off your network.
Application Control leverages the Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) from Vineyard Networks to inspect traffic flowing across the network. This allows the server to accurately identify hundreds of todays common applications such as Social Networking, P2P, Instant Messaging, Video Streaming, File Sharing, Enterprise Applications, Web 2.0 and much more.
For most common cases and applications, you can simply go the list on the Applications tab, turn on blocking for the applications you want to target, and Application Control will take care of it from there, keeping the undesired traffic from flowing in our out of your network. If you need a higher degree of control, you can use our Integrated Rules Engine (IRE) on the Rules tab to create custom rules which target more complex traffic patterns.
The IRE allows Application Control to work in concert with other aspects of the multi-function firewall suite to enable rule-based blocking of the most challenging traffic types. In fact, this integrated approach is the only known way to control protocol-agile applications like the Ultrasurf proxy. Untangle users can think about the IRE as a voting expert system that accepts inputs from all Untangle filters and then meters out blended control responses based on threat type and policy.