Flex 700 - Reputation Filter/Content Filter and Amazon Alexa Devices

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jayd691
jayd691 Posts: 18  Freshman Member
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I have a Flex 700 with the full UTM license and am having trouble with Amazon Alexa devices. Whenever I enable content filter, dns filter, or reputation filter on the vlan for my IoT devices, all of the Amazon Echo Dots lose connection. I have tried removing all categories on reputation filter and most on content/dns filter and none seem to have helped. I may have missed the dns filter as it takes a while for it to reconnect.

Does anyone know what I can add to the whitelists for these so I can enable them and allow Amazon Echo Dots to connect and remain active?

Thank you.

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  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 1,462  Zyxel Employee
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    edited August 2021
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    Hi @jayd691,

    Does it have any log related to Alexa device when you search IP in keyword field ?
    "MORNITOR > Log > View Log"

    As for white list, you can add Alexa devices IP to bypass UTM service in IP Exception
    "CONFIGURATION > Security Service > IP Exception"

  • jayd691
    jayd691 Posts: 18  Freshman Member
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    1) No, there are no logs for the blocking of the Echo Dots. I was hoping to find a log that would allow me to filter the specific domain/site.

    2) I will try this for the echo dots, but I really wanted to keep the filter working for everything else with it, without opening the IP up completely.

    Thank you for the assistance!
  • Zyxel_Cooldia
    Zyxel_Cooldia Posts: 1,462  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @jayd691,

    Did you enable "Drop connection when HTTPs connection with SSL V3 or previous version" in content filter?

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