Application Control

Granular Control of Applications

Organizations of all sizes believe various applications for daily business operations, but how do you ensure only sanctioned applications are getting used on your network? With WatchGuard Application Control, you've got the ability to limit application usage, and keep unproductive, inappropriate, and dangerous applications off your network.

Key Features

Take control over 1,800 of the foremost widely used applications, organized by category

Allow, block, or restrict applications, including specific sub-functions within applications

Easily and quickly enforce granular policies per user, group, and schedule

Set throttle limits to confirm adequate bandwidth for business-critical applications at all times

Automatically updates to include new applications and versions

Seamlessly integrates with WatchGuard Dimension for complete visibility

Minimize Risk and Maximize Productivity

Minimize Risk and Maximize Productivity

It’s never been easier to choose who, what, when, where, why and the way applications are used on your network. WatchGuard Application Control tightens security across your extended network and adds productivity safeguards that go straight to your corporate bottom line. It enables IT administrators to simply monitor and control access to web and business applications, enforcing policies, increasing employee productivity, and protecting their networks from potential threats as a results of risky application usage. Administrators also have the power to block sub-functions within applications, including file transfers, media and chat functions, and peer-to-peer connections.

Guarantee Bandwidth for Business-Critical Applications

Applications can use tons of bandwidth, limiting the available bandwidth for important business applications. Ensure dedicated bandwidth is available at all times for business-critical applications by setting throttle limits. Administrators can set throttle limits to make sure these critical applications are always available for the whole organization or maybe a selected group of employees.

Guarantee Bandwidth for Business-Critical Applications
Enforce Granular Policies

Enforce Granular Policies

Enforce policies on over 1,800 applications. Quickly and simply select to allow, block, or restrict access to applications supported a user's department, job function, and time of day using a centralized dashboard. WatchGuard Application Control gives administrators the granularity needed to satisfy their organization’s needs by enforcing specific policies per user or group.

Complete Visibility into Application Usage

Get real-time and historical visibility into the applications getting used on your network, including the highest applications, categories, and user-specific data. you'll also generate detailed reports for in-depth analysis across your entire network. Use this information to demonstrate compliance, evaluate employee needs, and refine acceptable use policies.

Complete Visibility into Application Usage

How It Works

Application Control reviews traffic flowing through the Firebox and identifies traffic patterns that match a configurable application list. Application control then allows, denies, or throttles the connection supported policy configurations.

Watchguard Application Control