When you configure an application metering policy, you define the applications you want to meter by creating application definitions. You specify a list of application definitions for every application metering policy. When you define application definitions, you specify a set of definition details about the application.
For each metering policy, you can have one or more applications defined.
To define applications to meter or deny
Open an application metering or blacklisting policy.
On the policy page, on the Software tab, click the Add drop-down list.
Select one of the following methods that let you enter definition details for an application and create a list of applications in a single policy:
Click Software, and in the Select Software dialog box, click the application that you want to meter or deny; then click OK.
On the Software tab, you can choose applications from a list of known software programs that are defined in the Software Catalog. The list generally contains the software that is already installed on computers on your network. The list may contain multiple versions of the same application.
This method is useful to quickly include a known software application without manually configuring application definition details. However, the known application definition details may be too specific. For example, it is important to note that application definitions may be version-specific, especially those using known software application details. If you use a known application from the Software drop-down menu, you may want to edit application definition details to meet your needs.
Click Rule, and in the Application Definition Details dialog box, enter the application definition details; then click OK.
On the Rule tab, you can manually create your own application definitions. The application definition detail fields are case-sensitive.
This method is useful for defining the software applications that are not already installed on computers on your network. For example, you can deny applications such as games or P2P file-sharing programs before they are ever used.