Creating a Custom Application (NSM Procedure)

You use the NSM Object Manager to create a custom application.

To create a custom application object:

  1. In the NSM Object Manager, select Application Objects.
  2. Click the Custom Application Objects tab.
  3. Click the + icon to display the New Custom Application dialog box.
  4. Configure custom application properties, as described in Table 48.
  5. Click OK to save the object.

Table 48: NSM Object Manager: Custom Application Objects



Configuration Guidelines



Specify a descriptive name. Use the conventions of the predefined application object names as a model.

Application Category

Specify an application category. Use the same categories as the predefined application objects, or specify a new category if needed.

Supported Platforms

Click the edit icon to display the selection box. Then select the platforms you plan to test against.

Port Ranges

Specify the range of TCP and UDP ports where the application might run. The application is identified only if the server port is within the specified range.


Port Binding

(Optional) Specify the standard ports on which the application usually runs.


Specify a pattern match for client-to-server and server-to-client directions.

Minimum data length

Specify a minimum data length to examine to match this pattern.

Signature Match Order

Specify a signature match order. Order numbers are relative to each other. In cases where traffic matches multiple objects, an application object with the lower signature match-order number is considered the match. Be sure to examine all applications that might have the same protocol, port, and pattern; and then select a relative match order suited for the results you expect.

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