How to Block Gaming Site and Apps (Big Fish Games etc.) using Application Control
03/26/2020 21 13822
This is a scenario based article of the SonicWall App Control Advanced feature. In this scenario we describe how to block Gaming Apps Like Big Fish.
Blocking Gaming Category
Step 1: Login to the SonicWall Mangement GUI.
Step 2: Navigate to the Firewall | App Control Advanced page. In Gen5 TZ devices this page is under Security Services | AppControl
Step 3: Check the box under Enable App Control and click on the Accept button at the top to enable App Control.
Step 4: Under App Control Advanced | View Style select GAMING under Category
Step 5:Click on Configure.
Step 6: In the Edit App Control Category window, select Enable under the Block and Logfields.
Step 7: Click on OK to save.
Blocking an Individual Gaming Application or Site Example:Big Fish)
Step 1: On the App Control Advanced page, under App Control Advanced | View Style |Application, select a Gaming application or site. In this example Big Fish.
Step 2: Click on Configure.
Step 3: In the Edit App Control App window, select Enable under the Block and Log fields.
Step 4: Click on OK to save.
Enabling Application Control on LAN zone
Step 1: Navigate to Network | Zones
Step 2: Click on the configure button under the zone where you want enable App Control.
Step 3: Check Enable App Control Service.
How to Test
From a host behind the SonicWall, login to www.bigfishgames.com . You will get a "The connection was reset" page and the following messages will be logged in the SonicWall.