Access Policy Manager® (APM®) supports a predefined set of application families and applications. An application family name characterizes the type of applications associated with it. Users cannot add applications or application families to APM.
An application filter specifies the applications (and application families) that Access Policy Manager® (APM®) supports and a filtering action (allow or block) for each application. An application filter can be used in a per-request policy in a supported APM configuration to control access to supported applications.
APM provides predefined application filters: block-all, allow-all, and default. The default application filter allows access to some application families and blocks access to others. Users can define their own application filters and use those that APM provides.
Access Policy Manager® (APM®) provides a few default application filters and you can configure additional filters. Application filtering is effected in a per-request policy.