You create a memory rule within the Memory tab by providing general information, setting up definitions for the rule, and applying it to all or specific policies.

In addition to providing a name, to create a memory rule, you need to provide the information shown in bold in the left column of the table below and enter it in the Add Memory Rule page in the locations on the right:

General Description

Field on Add/Edit Memory Rule Page

If this/these source process(es)...

Source Process

...and/or this/these user(s)...

User or Group

... attempt the following memory access type...


... to process(es) at this/these location(s)...

Target Process

... on computers in this/these policy(ies)...

Rule applies to/Policies:

... on computers reporting to this/these App Control server(s)...

Rule applies to/Servers (if Unified Management is enabled)

... then this action should be taken.


* Additional actions and other options are available in Expert Mode. For more details, see Expert Rules.

Each of these fields can have multiple matching items, or the rule can specify all items in that class (e.g., the rule applies to all users, or all policies, or all source processes).



  1. On the console menu, navigate to the Rules > Software Rules page.
  2. Click Memory on the left menu or the tab on the page.
    The memory rules table appears, showing several built-in rules and any other memory rules that exist on your server.
  3. Click the Add Memory Rule button.
    The Add Memory Rule page appears.

    The Add Memory Rule page showing the fields to be updated

  4. In the Name text box, enter the name you want to appear on the list of rules.
    You can also provide a longer, optional description.
  5. Enter the remaining information for this rule and click the Save button if you need to remain on the page, or Save & Exit to go to the memory rules table. .
    By default, a new memory rule is Disabled and ranked #1, listed at the top of the memory rules table
  6. Before enabling a rule, you must change its rank, unless you want it to take precedence over all other rules.
    You can change rank using the arrows in the Rank column or drag-and-drop (if the table is sorted by rank), or you can click on the rank number and enter a new rank in the dialog box.
  7. When you are satisfied with the rank and want to enable the rule, click the toggle switch in the Status column of the memory rules table.