Adding network objects

Network objects represent hosts on a network and can include subnets, single hosts, or groups of both. Once defined, a network objecta logical definition created and stored in the Exinda lilbrary, can represent any network component may be used throughout the Exinda Appliance for monitoring and identifying which traffic should be processed in the policy engineimplements policies specified in the policy tree.

Network objects are in the configurations of other objects, such as applications, adaptive response rules, application performance score objects, and application performance metric objects.

Network objects are also used to determine which traffic is considered inbound to your network and which traffic is outbound.

The location of a network object determines the direction of traffic. If one end of the conversation is defined in an external network object and the other is defined in an internal network object, then traffic from an external network object to an internal network object is considered inbound traffic.

Conversely, traffic from an internal network object to an external network object is considered outbound traffic.

You can indicate whether you want to report on the traffic relative to the network object, that is chart the traffic in and out of a given network object.