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Application Definitions

Configuration > Templates & Policies > Applications & SaaS > Application Definitions

This tab provides application visibility and control.

  • You can search to determine whether a definition exists for a specific application and, if so, how it is defined.

  • You can set performance monitoring for specific applications.

    • Click Show Advanced App Definitions, locate the application in the advanced definitions list and click the edit icon. The Application Definition dialog box opens. Click the Monitor check box and then click Apply to save your changes. The dialog box closes, and the Performance Monitoring column shows “Yes” for the application.
  • You can monitor up to 50 applications.

  • To filter the application definition list to show only monitored applications, click the Monitored button in the tab header. Click All to remove the filter.


Orchestrator uses the following eight dimensions to identify and define applications:

  • IP Protocol

  • UDP Port

  • TCP Port

  • Domain Name

  • Address Map – (Formerly known as IP Intelligence). Given a range of IP addresses, the Address Map reveals the organization that owns the segment, along with the country of origin.

  • DPI – Deep Packet Inspection. An expanded list of Orchestrator legacy built-in applications.

  • Compound – Created by user from multiple criteria.

  • SaaS – Created by user. If any components of the definition change, the user must manually update the definition.

You can use any of these dimensions to define a new application, and you can modify or disable an existing application.

Orchestrator automatically checks the Cloud Portal for updated application definitions every 24 hours by default (Auto update set to ON). Application definition data on the Cloud Portal is updated generally once per month. If new definitions are discovered, Orchestrator downloads the data, merges it with the applications, and pushes the changes to appliances in the network. You can also force an update at any time by clicking the Update Now button.

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