Manage Application Settings

Application settings organize applications into categories based on the type of processes or services provided: for example, shopping, education, or human resources. You can limit identity access to applications by selecting applications you want Umbrella to block. You create DNS Application settings through Umbrella's policy component as well as configure Application settings within the DNS policy wizard. Once saved, these Application settings are globally available to your DNS policies. This saves you the time of having to make the same selections multiple times when adding multiple DNS policies.

When Umbrella adds a new application to category, it automatically adds that application to all Application settings that include that entire category. For each DNS Application list, the new application will use the same default action as that applies to the Application category as a whole.

Note: It is not possible to search for an application with fewer than three letters in its name—for example, "QQ" or "YY". These applications must be manually picked from the tree under their respective categories or wildcarded in search—for example, "QQ*". This behavior is by design.

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