When updating policy and compiling policy a deprecation warning occurs.
When updating or compiling policy an error that is similar to this one occurs:
Deprecation warning: 'Hotmail'; 'Hotmail' has been replaced by 'Outlook.com' due to ‘May 2018 Application Classification Update’ and will no longer be accepted after Wed, 1 Jan 2020
NOTE: If needing to know about effects when using Webfiltering (BCWF) version, please see the article on that: Warning: Unknown application name
An enhancement to the Symantec Application Classification feature is scheduled to become effective on May 31, 2018 between 00:00 UTC and 04:00 UTC.
The Application Classification feature is part of:
This notification contains information to assist customers in assessing the potential impact of these changes on their environments so that they can adjust accordingly.
ProxySG/ASG/Virtual SG Considerations
The renaming and removal of categories will be applied to the Application Classification database on May 31, 2018 between 00:00 UTC and 04:00 UTC.
These enhancements will be released as part of the Application Classification database download and will automatically appear in the policy editor, also known as Visual Policy Manager (VPM).
When the new application names take effect on May 31, 2018 between 00:00 UTC and 04:00 UTC, policy referencing old application names will continue to function properly, because the old names will be treated as deprecated aliases for the new names when performing policy evaluation.
Policy will still work until the date in the warning (as seen above). Be sure to update policy to reference the correct application name to resolve the issue and to remove the risk of the policy failing in the future.
This section is not intended to provide a precise step-by-step list of instructions but rather a high-level overview of how to approach the maintenance window for earlier versions of ProxySG/ASG/Virtual SG. Adjust this process as needed to comply with your organization's change-control and quality-assurance procedures.
On May 31, 2018 between 00:00 UTC and 04:00 UTC, removed application names that are referenced in policy will generate a benign warning message as a reminder to update policy. The application name changes will have no impact because they will never have a match, even before the name changes are applied. The warning can be resolved by removing policy that references the removed applications.