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Do you have a handle on your network traffic? If you’re only choosing to block or allow websites by URL, that may not be enough. Today, you need the ability to control traffic at the application level. Enter Application Control.
Application Control helps you wrangle productivity drains, bandwidth hogs and protocol-agile apps used for filter bypass. It works in concert with Web Filter, SSL Inspector, Bandwidth Control and Policy Manager to give you the tools you need to enforce your use policy and see where your bandwidth dollars are being spent. Make sure that your users can access mission-critical, cloud-based apps (like CRM, ERP) while keeping recreational or inappropriate apps off the network.
Application Control performs deep packet (DPI) and deep flow (DFI) inspection of network traffic, enabling it to accurately identify thousands of common applications such as social networking, P2P, instant messaging, video streaming, file sharing, enterprise applications and much more. Simply check “block” for anything you want to stop, and Application Control will take care of the rest. If you need a higher degree of control, you can use the Integrated Rules EngineTM to create custom rules to target more complex traffic patterns.
Block, flag or allow apps based on your rules.
Handle proxies like Ultrasurf that are used to circumvent your controls.
Get control of BitTorrent, streaming media and games that suck resources, provide distractions and could even introduce malware.
Set time-based controls by user on social networks or video websites, or simply block them completely.
Use fine-grain controls to go beyond block/allow for websites; i.e., enable the marketing team to access Facebook for social media posts, but block Facebook games and videos.
350 applications can be detected, ranging from social applications like Facetime and Slack, to adult-content applications like Pornhub, Youporn and 4chan.
Allow, block or flag even the most complex traffic types. This app is included in Untangle NG Firewall Complete, our most comprehensive software package available.
for only $25.00 a month!
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The Applications tab allows you to pick and choose which applications you wish to block, flag or tarpit. Block will block the application entirely. Flag will show up as a violation in Reports. Tarpit is generally used on applications that are hard to block or may attempt to circumvent blocking.
This screenshot shows the long list of applications available; for example, Bittorrent is blocked and flagged.
Continuing the long list of applications to choose from, you can block and/or flag Facebook, depending on your environment.
Create custom rules to analyze and control traffic based on more complex patterns and conditions.
Get a comprehensive overview of all the application sessions with the “All Sessions” report.
One of the many default reports available for Application Control is the Top Applications (by sessions). Drill-down into each category to see more details about each application.
Check out the Application Control app in action on the Live Demo Server
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Untangle is the easiest solution we could find.
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We use Untangle as a firewall, a spam filter, a spyware detector, an antivirus—everything, really.
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