Configuring DNS Application Groups

Configuring DNS Application Groups

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To group together the types of DNS tunnel and other web applications that you want to control in a DNS filtering rule, create a DNS Application Group. To learn more about DNS Application Groups, see About DNS Application Groups.

To create a group:

  1. Go to Administration > Network Applications
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  2. Navigate to the DNS Applications Groups tab
  3. In the DNS Application Groups tab, click Add DNS Application Group
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  4. Enter a Name for the application group. It can have a maximum of 255 characters and can include any standard characters including spaces.
  5. Add DNS Tunnels & Network Apps to the rule. Click the down arrow by and select any number of tunnels and applications that you want to include in the group. One group might include DNS tunnel methods and web applications that should be allowed for some users, while another could include tunnel methods that are blocked for all users. Click the category name to include all the tunnels or applications in a category. When you are finished, click Done
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  6. (Optional) Enter a Description to add any additional notes or information. The description cannot exceed 10,240 characters.
  7. Click Save and activate the change. Once this is done, the DNS Application Groups are available for use when creating DNS Filtering rules. They will enable you to Allow or Block the types of traffic that you have identified in your group.

Screenshot of the Administration menu with Network Applications highlighted

Screenshot of the DNS Application Group menu with the Add DNS Application Group highlighted

Screenshot of the Add DNS Application group with the drop-down menu exposed.