Welcome to BusinessFlow

BusinessFlow enables you to manage your security network policies from the perspective of your business applications. Business applications are each defined as business needs that may require special traffic flows to be allowed in network security policies.

Note: BusinessFlow is now AppViz, an add-on for AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer, and AppChange, an add-on for AlgoSec FireFlow.

Use AppViz to discover, identify, and map your business applications, and view associated network connectivity flows. Use AppChange to request and make changes at your business application level.

BusinessFlow user interface

The BusinessFlow user interface includes:

  • A main menu on the left, enabling you to navigate across BusinessFlow.

    Click to hide the main menu, and to show it again. For details, see BusinessFlow main menu.

  • The toolbar, which enables you to find details about BusinessFlow and documentation, as well as access the Administration area. For more details, see BusinessFlow administration.

  • The workspace, which displays the details you've selected in the main menu or Administration area.

    Tip: At the top of each page in the workspace, click AlgoSec Reporting Tool to view detailed reports on data across ASMS. For details, see AFA dashboards.

For more details, see BusinessFlow maintenance.

BusinessFlow main menu

The main menu includes the following options:


The default BusinessFlow home page, which displays graphs and widgets about the configured applications.

The HOME page also enables you to perform an Impact Analysis search. For details, see Analyze application impact.

Note: The Applications by Lifecycle Phase widget is displayed only when vulnerability assessment is not configured. The Most Vulnerable Applications widget is displayed only when vulnerability assessment is configured.

For more details, see Manage vulnerability assessment scanners.


Enables you to view and manage the applications configured in BusinessFlow.

For details, see Business applications.


Enables you to view and manage network objects from BusinessFlow.

For details, see Network objects and Device objects.


Enables you to view and manage service objects from BusinessFlow.

For details, see Service objects and Device objects.


Enables you to view and manage BusinessFlow projects.

For details, see Projects.


Enables you to discover new application data from device policies.

For details, see Export flows from AFA.

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Discover business flows automatically

AutoDiscovery is an additional AlgoSec tool installed over BusinessFlow, which enables you to automatically discover business applications and flows, and import them in to BusinessFlow.

For more details, see AutoDiscovery.

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