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Does Meraki support refexive policies?

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Does Meraki support refexive policies?

Greetings,

 

I'm migrating our core SonicWALL hardware over to Meraki hardware and I've ran into a few issues.  One of them is reflexive policies or similar.  Basically, I have my MX250 with a bunch of MR33 units on the same network.  Wi-Fi to the Internet is working great.  However, my phones on Wi-Fi cannot access my email server (via MaaS360).  With SonicWALL, I just simply created NAT and firewall rules with reflexive policies and the phones synced whether they were on the network or not.  I've tried similar settings within the Meraki firewall settings, but no luck. 

 

Any ideas?

 

Thank you,

 

Jeremy 

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Re: Does Meraki support refexive policies?

It was a matter of an incorrect default route and the requirement for LACP.  As for my original question, Meraki doesn't appear to use reflexive policies, as the one that I created for testing has never had a hit, and it is our Exchange Server.  Everything is now working, but some things are more transparent than others.

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Re: Does Meraki support refexive policies?

It looks like MaaS360 is some kind on on-premise virtual appliance?

 

How do the clients find it?  Via DNS?  If so, is there seperate internal and external DNS entries being used to handle clients being inside or outside your network?

 

Is the SSID operating in bridge mode and just using your internal DNS servers?

 

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Re: Does Meraki support refexive policies?

It is possible that my testing was compromised.  I'll be doing more testing this Saturday.  In our environment, MaaS360 uses ActiveSync to access our Exchange environment.  For this question, we have 3 impacted solutions.  We have a physical secure remote access (SRA) appliance and a virtual Exchange Server environment.  The Exchange environment is used for MaaS360 and OWA (Outlook Web Access).  As SRA and Exchange are public facing, we use NAT to access the private IP of the devices.  In my current environment, I have reflexive policies in place.  This is necessary, as the static public IP of the destination is actually already on the WAN environment of the same firewall managing the Wi-Fi (which causes traffic to stop without a return policy).  I generally have the Wi-Fi network completely isolated from the LAN environment.  I have at times made exceptions DNS and RDP.  Anyhow, I tried using the L3 Outbound rules to create a reflexive policy of the associated NAT policy.  No effect.  However, I was having other issues with my test environment that may have been coming into play.  I'll confirm on Saturday.  Oh, along that line, I need an internal device to leave with a specific public IP address.  In SonicWALL, this is also addressed by NAT.  Is it safe to assume that L3 outbound rules can accommodate that, too?

 

Thanks,

 

Jeremy

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Re: Does Meraki support refexive policies?

It was a matter of an incorrect default route and the requirement for LACP.  As for my original question, Meraki doesn't appear to use reflexive policies, as the one that I created for testing has never had a hit, and it is our Exchange Server.  Everything is now working, but some things are more transparent than others.

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