Application Intelligence and Control has two components:
The Intelligence component is licensed as App Visualization, and provides identification and reporting of application traffic on the Dashboard | Real-Time Monitor and App Flow Monitor pages in SonicOS 5.8.
The Control component is licensed as App Control, and allows you to create and enforce custom App Control and App Rules policies for logging, blocking, and bandwidth management of application traffic handled by your network.
App Visualization and App Control are licensed together in a bundle with other security services including SonicWall Gateway Anti-Virus (GAV), Anti-Spyware, and Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS).
A free 30-day trial is also available for the other security services in the bundle, but it is not automatically enabled as it is for App Visualization and App Control. You can start the additional free trials on the individual Security Services pages in SonicOS, or on MySonicWall. Once the App Visualization feature is manually enabled on the Log | Flow Reporting page (see the screenshot below), you can view real-time application traffic on the Dashboard | Real-Time Monitor page and application activity in other Dashboard pages for the identified/classified flows from the SonicWall application signature database.
To begin using App Control, you must enable it on the Firewall | App Control Advanced page.See the screenshot below.
To create policies using App Rules (included with the App Control license), select Enable App Rules on the Firewall | App Rules page. See the screenshot below.
The SonicWall Licensing server provides the App Visualization and App Control license keys to the SonicWall device when you begin a 30-day trial (upon registration) or purchase a Security Services license bundle. Licensing is available on www.mySonicWall.com on the Service Management - Associated Products page under GATEWAY SERVICES.
The Security Services license bundle includes licenses for the following subscription services:
App Visualization App Control Gateway Anti-Virus Gateway Anti-Spyware Intrusion Prevention Service
Application signatureupdates and signature updates for other Security Services are periodically downloaded to the SonicWall appliance as long as these services are licensed.
When High Availability is configured between two SonicWall appliances, the appliances can share the Security Services license. To use this feature, you must register the SonicWall appliances on MySonicWall as Associated Products. Both appliances must be the same SonicWall model.