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Application control monitor

The application monitor enables you to gain insight into the applications generating traffic on your network. When monitor is enabled in an application sensor entry and the list is selected in a security policy, all the detected traffic required to populate the selected charts is logged to the SQL database on the FortiGate unit hard drive. The charts are available for display in the Applications section of the FortiView menu.

note icon Because the application monitor relies on an SQL database, the feature is available only on FortiGate units with an internal hard drive.

Application monitor data is stored on the hard drive and restarting the system does not affect the stored monitor data.

Application control data is available in Log & Report, if enabled.