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Blocking Messaging

Hi All!  I currently have a system that I need to block alerts from messaging apps such as iMessage (Apple) and Message+ (Android).

 

I've looked through teh Firewall on the access points and security appliance but cant figure it out.  Any suggestions?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Blocking Messaging

Layer 7 Firewall rules on the MR and MX will not be capable of blocking these messages for this use case. As @DCooper has already stated, have a look into Systems Manager where you'll be able to apply profiles to IOS devices to stop these messages/notifications. - https://meraki.cisco.com/products/systems-manager

 

Even better is Meraki allow you to create a Free Systems Manager network and try out the paid feature version for 30 days!

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Re: Blocking Messaging

Have you tried using systems manager? We have restrictions within that product to turn it off. As it pertains to iOS It does have to be a supervised device via DEP or Apple Configurator.

Head in the Cloud

Re: Blocking Messaging

Layer 7 Firewall rules on the MR and MX will not be capable of blocking these messages for this use case. As @DCooper has already stated, have a look into Systems Manager where you'll be able to apply profiles to IOS devices to stop these messages/notifications. - https://meraki.cisco.com/products/systems-manager

 

Even better is Meraki allow you to create a Free Systems Manager network and try out the paid feature version for 30 days!

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Re: Blocking Messaging

Thanks for the info!

 

 

Kind of a big deal

Re: Blocking Messaging

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3963202

 

Seems to be some good info there, it is a little old. I would persoanlly go the SM route, blocking ports that iMessage uses could interfere with other traffic.

 

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