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Blocking iMessage with application denial policies

New Contributor II

I am attempting to prevent users of our WiFi from sending and receiving messages via Apple's iMessage service on their WiFi only mobile devices. I have enabled application awareness on our Zonedirector and created a policy to block iMessage. THis policy is then applied to the relevant SSID.

However, iMessage isn't blocked. Can anyone advise what might be wrong, or if there's a different way to achieve this?


Community Admin
Community Admin

Hi Wood,

What is the ZD's firmware version?

Syamantak Omer | Sr.Staff TSE | CWNA | CCNA | RASZA | RICXI

It is build 55

Hi Wood,

I am not aware about any known issue but you can always upgrade to the recommended version and see if it makes any difference.

If you wish to troubleshoot this on current version, please open a support case.

Syamantak Omer | Sr.Staff TSE | CWNA | CCNA | RASZA | RICXI


Thanks for the advice but we can't upgrade the firmware any further as it will render our R500 access points unusable. I'll raise a support case.