Adding and updating application group objects

To properly classify applications on your network it is important to understanding what is happening and for controlling or protecting a particular type of traffic.

The Exinda Appliance comes with a long list of predefined applications used to classify your network traffic. If, however, you want to create your own application, you can create new applications based on L7layer 7, the application layer of the OSI signatures, TCPTransmission Control Protocol/UDPUser Datagram Protocol port numbers and port ranges, or network objects.

You may also want to monitor, control, or protect your traffic by grouping a set of applications. For instance, controlling social networking applications as a group in most cases provides adequate granularity. The Exinda Appliance comes with a default set of application groups. You can add new applications to these groups, or create new groups, or delete existing groups.

There are several predefined application groups, such as Mail, P2P, Voice, etc. You can edit existing application groups or create new ones.


A given application can exist in multiple application groups. However, monitored groups must not contain applications which are already a member of another group being monitored. Any given application can only be monitored within a single application group.