An application filter is an object that dynamically
groups applications based on application attributes that you define, including
category, subcategory, technology, risk factor, and characteristic.
This is useful when you want to safely enable access to applications
that you do not explicitly sanction, but that you want users to
be able to access. For example, you may want to enable employees
to choose their own office programs (such as Evernote, Google Docs,
or Microsoft Office 365) for business use. To safely enable these
types of applications, you could create an application filter that matches
on the Category
and the Subcategory
As new applications office programs emerge and new App-IDs get created,
these new applications will automatically match the filter you defined;
you will not have to make any additional changes to your policy
rulebase to safely enable any application that matches the attributes
you defined for the filter.
a filter and give it a descriptive
create the object in a shared location for access as a shared object
in Panorama or for use across all virtual systems in a multiple
virtual system firewall.
Define the filter by selecting attribute values from the
Category, Subcategory, Technology, Risk, and Characteristic sections.
As you select values, notice that the list of matching applications
at the bottom of the dialog narrows. When you have adjusted the filter
attributes to match the types of applications you want to safely enable,