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About the Application Signatures Page

 

To access the Application Signatures page, select Configuration > Shared Objects > Application Signatures.

Use this page to view application signatures and application signature groups that are already downloaded and to create, modify, clone, and delete custom application signatures and custom application signature groups. This page displays the name, object type, category and subcategory, risk associated with, and characteristics of the signature. You can create custom application signatures and custom application signature groups with a set of similar signatures for consistent reuse when defining policies.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from this page:

  • Create an application signature. See Adding Application Signatures.

  • Modify, clone, or delete an application signature. See Editing, Cloning, and Deleting Application Signatures.

  • Create an application signature group. See Adding Application Signature Groups.

  • Modify, clone, or delete an application signature group. See Editing, Cloning, and Deleting Application Signature Groups.

  • View the configured parameters of an application signature or application signature group— Hover over the application signature or group name and click the Detailed View icon or click More > Detailed View.

    The Detailed View page appears, displaying the same values that you specified for each parameter in the selected application or application signature group.

  • Show or hide columns displayed on the page—Click the Show Hide columns icon in the top right corner of the table and select the columns that you want to view on the page.

  • Search for a specific application signature or application signature group—Click the Search icon in the top right corner of the table and enter the search text in the text box, and press Enter. The search results are displayed on the same page.

  • Filter the application signature information based on the selected criteria—Select the filter icon at the top right corner of the table to apply a filter. For example, you can filter information based on the object type (application signature or application signature group) or risk level (Low, Moderate, and so on).

    Click Clear All to remove the applied filter.

Field Descriptions

Table 1 describes the fields on the Application Signatures page.

Table 1: Fields on the Application Signatures Page

Field

Description

Name

Name of the application signature or application signature group.

Object Type

Signature type—either application signature or application signature group.

Category

UTM category of the application signature. For example, the value of Category can be Messaging, Web, Infrastructure, Remote-Access, Multimedia, and so on.

Subcategory

UTM subcategory of the application signature. For example, the value of Subcategory can be Wiki, File-Sharing, Multimedia, Social-Networking, News, and so on.

Risk

Level of risk associated with the application signature. For example, the value of Risk can be low, moderate, high, critical, unsafe, and so on.

Characteristic

One or more characteristics of the application signature. For example, supports file transfer, loss of productivity, and so on.

Predefined or Custom

A list of predefined application signatures and application signature groups, and a list of custom application and custom application signature groups that you created.

Cacheable

Indicates whether the information related to an application signature is cacheable (True) or non-cacheable (False).