Application groups in traffic shaping policies

Application groups can be configured in traffic shaping policies. In this example, there are two traffic shaping policies:

  • Policy 1 is for traffic related to cloud applications and has high priority.
  • Policy 2 is for other traffic and has low priority.
Note

At least one firewall policy must have application control enabled for the applications to match any policy traffic.

To configure a traffic shaping policy to use an application group in the GUI:
  1. Configure an application group for cloud applications:

    1. Go to Security Profiles > Application Signatures.

    2. Click Create New > Application Group. The New Application Group page opens.

    3. Enter a name for the group, and for Type, select Application.

    4. Click the + to add the group the members.

    5. Click OK.

  2. Create the shaping policy for the high priority cloud application traffic:

    1. Go to Policy & Objects > Traffic Shaping, select the Traffic Shaping Policies tab, and click Create New.

    2. Enter the following:

      Name

      For Cloud Traffic

      Source

      All

      Destination

      All

      Service

      All

      Application

      Add the Cloud.IT category and the cloud app group application group.

      Outgoing interface

      port1

      Shared shaper

      high-priority

      Reverse shaper

      high-priority

    3. Click OK.

  3. Create the shaping policy for the low priority other traffic:

    1. Click Create New and enter the following:

      Name

      For Other Traffic

      Source

      All

      Destination

      All

      Service

      All

      Outgoing interface

      port1

      Shared shaper

      low-priority

      Reverse shaper

      low-priority

    2. Click OK.