Granular Control of Applications

WatchGuard Application Control allows you to control access to applications so that only business essential or business sanctioned ones are used. Access to unproductive, inappropriate and dangerous applications can be prevented.

Key Features

  • You can control access to more than 800 applications
  • Applications are organised by category
  • You can allow, block or restrict applications (including specific sub-functions)
  • Granular policies can be applied per group, user and schedule
  • You can set throttle limits to protect bandwidth
  • There are automatic updates to include new applications and versions
  • You have full visibility with WatchGuard Dimension

Minimise Risk and Maximise Productivity

WatchGuard Application Control relies on signature and behavioural detection capabilities provided by Trend Micro. It enables you to decide who can do what, when, where and how applications are used on your network. You can easily monitor and control user access to applications so that company policies can be enforced, employee productivity increases, and your network is protected from potential threats. Network Administrators are also able to block sub functions including chat, file transfers and peer to peer connections.

Protect Bandwidth for Business-Critical Applications

Applications can use a lot of bandwidth – an employee watching a YouTube video for example – which can limit the bandwidth available for important applications. Setting throttle limits allows you to to ensure dedicated bandwidth is always available for business-critical applications. Throttle limits can be set across the whole business, by group or by user.

Enforce Granular Policies

You can set and enforce policies for more than 1,800 applications for an individual user, by job function, department and by time of day quickly and easily using a centralised dashboard. Administrators can set to allow, block or restrict depending on organisational needs.

Complete Visibility into Application Usage

WatchGuard Could Visibility / Dimension gives you full real-time and historical visibility of application usage on your network. Data available includes the top applications, categories and user specific data. Detailed reports can be generated to give you in-depth analysis of your network. These reports can help you to refine acceptable use policies, evaluate employee needs and to demonstrate compliance.

How Application Control Works

WatchGuard Application Control examines the traffic flowing through the WatchGuard Firebox and it identifies patterns that match a configurable application list. Once policy configurations are set Application Control allows, denies or throttles the connection.

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