Network Security

Application Patrol

Application Patrol

Application Patrol

Categorize and Manage the Network Application Usage

Today’s networks are under attack from an ever-expanding array of threats. As the future of work is flexible and remote work is here to stay, managing employees who waste too much time on non-work related applications can be a major challenge for businesses. Administrators face losing not only security risk, but productivity and network bandwidth to unrestricted Internet use.

Granular and Precise
Granular and Precise

Identifies and controls thousands of applications and its behavior

Flexibly Bandwidth
Flexibly Bandwidth

Control mode including prioritize, bandwidth management (BWM) and block

Unified Application Visibility and Control

As we begin to advance and bring in more sophisticated devices into Nebula Cloud, the major license service updates of application patrol include: clearer analysis report from client point-of-view, instantly application report display and various category list.


More than 3700 applications are categorized in different labels such as antivirus, media streaming, social network, advertising and more. The block/unblock and speed limit action buttons are added in the Site-wide Application monitoring page. Nebula users can view all the applications that are currently used in the network for easy management and take immediate action to protect the network when necessary.

See device monitoring and configuration updates on Nebula Control Center

The Site-wide Application page provides visibility and control of all the applications used in the network

Continuous strengthening and precise categorization

Zyxel Application Patrol is designed to provide the layer 7 application management, categorize covers the well-known network applications such as social, gaming, productivity, and other web applications and behaviors. Zyxel database supports over thousands of applications and its behaviors, along with the growing and ever-changing applications, our operate work with the repeating collect, analyze and Inspect verify flow cycle.

Continuous strengthening and precise categorization
Smart single-pass scanning engine

Traditional scan engine has common defects including high latency and low performance, due to a difficult integration using multi-vendors. Zyxel provides the single-pass scanning engine, which compares packet with Anti-Malware and Application Patrol at the same time to significantly reduce latency while offering an unprecedented combination of speed and coverage.

Smart single-pass scanning engine

Automatically Prioritize, Throttle and Block Applications

Zyxel Application Patrol provides up to 25 categories, thousands of applications and its behavior, utilizes the DPI engine, enabling administrators to identify and categorize applications while allowing businesses to customize management protocols based on specific applications and behaviors.

Category List
  • Advertising
  • Adult Content
  • Antivirus
  • Application Service & Store
  • Database Tools
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Files Sharing
  • Games
  • Instant messaging
  • Mail and collaboration
  • Media Streaming
  • Microsoft Office
  • Middleware
  • Network Management
  • Network Protocols & Services
  • News
  • Others
  • Printer
  • Peer to Peer (P2P)
  • Remote access terminals
  • Routing
  • Security Protocols & Services
  • Social Network
  • Telephony (VoIP)
  • Tunneling
  • Web Services

Boost Bandwidth Efficiency and Staff Productivity

In addition to filtering and classifying data, the application can establish blocks or traffic quota control policies, giving priority to productive applications and throttling acceptable network traffic, while simultaneously blocking unapproved applications, thus boosting productivity and preventing bandwidth abuse.


Application Diagram


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* All specifications are subject to change without notice.