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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Create a Custom Application Object

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If the default Application Control pattern database does not include an application that you want to use in your application rules, you can create a custom application object. Select a template for an existing application, and configure it to match the application that you want to drop, throttle, prioritize, or report.

Create a Custom Application Object

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > Firewall > Forwarding Rules.
  2. In the left menu, expand Firewall Objects and select Applications.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. Create the custom application by either right-clicking the table and selecting New > Custom Application or using the icon in the top-right area of the
     ruleset.  custom_app_01.png
  5. Select an application to customize, and click OK.
  6. You can customize the following settings for the application:
    • Name – The name of the application.
    • Comment – Additional information about the application.
    • Category – The category of the application.
    • Risk – The risk level of the application, from 1 (low) to 4 (high).
    • Properties – The properties of the application.
    • Application Name – If you want to customize specific components of the application, add the component names. To get the name of a component, go to the Firewall > Monitor page, click the application, and see the Deep Application Control window in the Application Statistics section.
      • Bing – Use a search term to create a custom application for a Bing search. 
      • Facebook Apps – Use the canvas name of the FB application:<canvasname>.
      • Google Search – Use a search term to create a custom application for a Google search.
      • Google+ Games – Use the application name to create a custom Google+ game application.
      • Nasza-klasa Games – Use the game ID to create a custom Nasza-klasa game application.
      • Reddit Category – Use the Reddit category to create a custom reddit application.
      • SSL – Create matching criteria based on X.509 certificate content.
      • Web browsing – Create matching criteria based on URL host ( or URL path (/images?/) Wildcard characters (*, and ?) are allowed.E.g., *, www.?
      • Yahoo Search – Use a search term to create a custom application for a Yahoo search.
      • YouTube Search – Use a search term to create a custom application for a YouTube search.
  7. Click Save.

  8. Click Send Changes and Activate.
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