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Creating a custom protocol
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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Use the Filter Components > Protocols > Add Protocol page to define a new, custom protocol.
1.
Enter a Name for the protocol.
The name cannot include any of the following characters:
* < > { } ~ ! $ % & @ # . " | \ & + = ? / ; : ,
A custom protocol can be assigned the same name as a pre-defined protocol, in order to extend the number of IP addresses or ports associated with the original protocol. See Adding to a pre-defined protocol for more information.
2.
Expand the Add protocol to this group drop-down list, and then select a protocol group. The new protocol appears in this group in all protocol lists and filters.
3.
Define a unique Protocol Identifier (set of ports, IP addresses, and transport methods) for this group. You can add additional identifiers later, from the Edit Protocols page.
Follow these guidelines for creating protocol identifiers:
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If you select All Ports or All external IP addresses, that criterion overlaps with any other ports or IP addresses entered in other protocol definitions.
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Note 
The following tables provide examples of valid and invalid protocol definitions:
4.
Under Default Action, specify the action (Permit or Block) that should be applied to this protocol in all active protocol filters:
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Indicate whether traffic using this protocol should be Logged. Protocol traffic must be logged to appear in reports and enable protocol usage alerts.
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5.
When you are finished, click OK to return to the Edit Protocols page. The new protocol definition appears in the Protocols list.
6.
Click OK again to cache your changes. Changes are not implemented until you click Save and Deploy.

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