Working with Private Applications on the App Analytics Page

This article explains how to identify private applications and configure them as custom applications on the App Analytics page.

Overview

When deploying ZTNA solutions, it can be challenging to identify and enforce policies for all of your organization's private applications, and all the destinations your users require. The Cato Cloud detects the applications that are unidentified and not included in predefined or custom-defined applications in the Cato Management Application, and shows them on the App Analytics page. This page lets you easily configure the unidentified application destinations as custom applications that can be included in policies.

You can also add custom applications from the Custom Apps page. For more about custom applications, see Working with Custom Applications.

Showing Unidentified Applications on the App Analytics Page

Filter the Destinations on the App Analytics page to show the unidentified applications for your network.

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To show the unidentified applications:

  1. From the navigation menu, click Monitoring > App Analytics. The App Analytics page for the account is displayed.

  2. Select the Destinations tab.

  3. In the Traffic Type dropdown menu, select Unidentified Apps. The page shows the data filtered for application destinations not included in predefined or custom applications.

Generating Custom Applications on the App Analytics Page

The App Analytics page streamlines the process for defining unidentified applications as custom applications, which you can then create polices for. First, show the unidentified applications and expand an application to see the component protocols and services. Then select the ones you want to include in the custom application and generate the custom application. When you generate an application, settings are automatically configured based on the selected components. You can also manually configure settings for the application.

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To generate a custom application from the App Analytics page:

  1. From the navigation menu, click Monitoring > App Analytics. The App Analytics page for the account is displayed.

  2. Select the Destinations tab.

  3. In the Traffic Type dropdown menu, select Unidentified Apps. The page shows the data filtered for application destinations not included in predefined or custom applications.

  4. Expand a destination. The protocols and services detected for the application are shown.

  5. Select the protocols and services to include in the custom application.

  6. Click Generate Custom App. The New Custom Application panel opens with data preconfigured for the destination.

    App_Analytics_-_New_Custom_App_Panel.png
  7. Enter a Name and Description (optional) for the application.

  8. In the Member of categories section, search for an existing application category from the drop-down menu.

    You can add multiple categories.

  9. In the Rules section, click New to add a rule for the custom app.

    The Add Rule panel opens.

    1. In the Protocol section, select the appropriate protocol for the rule.

    2. In the Ports section, from the drop-down menu select Port or Port Range, and then enter the value.

      Click add.png (Add) to add the ports to the application rule.

    3. In the Destination IP section, from the drop-down menu select IP or IP Range and then enter the value.

      You can also paste a comma separated list with multiple IP addresses and ranges, for example: 10.1.1.1, 10.2.1.1-10.1.2.5

      Click add.png (Add) to add the destination IPs to the application rule.

    4. In the Domains section, from the drop-down menu select if the rule should include matching traffic based on Domain or FQDN and then enter the domains or FQDNs.

      Click add.png (Add) to add the domains to the application rule.

  10. Click Apply & Save. The custom application is configured. You can see and edit the settings for the application on the Custom Apps page.

    Note

    Note: Only new traffic detected for the app appears in App Analytics under the name of the custom application, previous traffic will continue to appear as it originally did as an unidentified app.

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