Web Security: Time-Based Application Control Rules
time based application filtering would be very nice, for example make it possible to use facebook apps at lunch time but rest of day block it
web security, application control schedule, much needed. I think it needs to be done immediately.
The aplication control should enable the creation of rules based on defined schedules.
Allow us to schedule blocking of peer to peer applications or any application on (daily/weekly/monthly) basis.
It would be great to have time events for Instant Messaging and Peer2Peer filter.
We have at least 2 customers that needs this functionality. They allow their employees to chat and download content after hours.
After review, we were not able to fit this into the 9.2 release but are still considering it for the next major release.
Our customer would like to block WhatsApp in his WLAN segment during Office Hours and only allow it during Lunch time
Vladimir Ilić commented
+3 from me...
Several my clients already asked for that feature in their environments.
Adding Time Event combo box in Rule definition should be enough.
Allowing an Application Control rule to be a criteria within a Filter Action would be extremely helpful.
Daniel Gurgel commented
As such an important feature, it has not been considered yet?
Angelo did an update on 2 novemebro 2012?
It will be a very good feature, lots of our prospect customers ask for it ... :)
that would be a very great feature!
time base application and as well as like capitve portal for the guest access such as for hotel industry
Eric Long commented
Yes! Please do so.
yes indeed great feature it keep same ip attacker away for a while :))
This feature would really help me controlling access to applications like skype, msn ect.
Time based Application Control is really a great feature.
nice feture to do
Frank Lohoff commented
Please Do it! I need this feature for V.I.P. Staff.
This would add extra functionality to the time based management of the ASG, in addition to the web and packfilter. The ability to drop existing connections should be considered and be a user (admin) choice.
This feature might be able to pickup streaming video/audio and even drop existing http proxy connections. Socks proxy needs a similar feature to cover things like skype which can bypass application control.
To provide a complete block function (additional to web and packet filter) the application filtering rules need to have the ability to be time base managed. Further the time based implementation needs the ability to drop existing connections, maybe user configurable.
yes but it will be intersting to allow like say msn for 2 hours on lunch time and then block again.
Bob Alfson commented
Have you asked this question on the User BB? Although it might indeed be interesting to add time events here as in the HTTP Proxy, I believe your customers can achieve this functionality today with the current Astaro.