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SmartFilter not working as expected updating rules

I have a requirement to allow all staff access to a list of sites, the best way I have found to implement this is by using SmartFilters and as such have created a new SmartFilter and have tied this to the HTTP Application Defence with the filter set to exclude with all others disabled.

My problem is that when I update/add an address to the smartfilter all sites deny for the first attempt and then on refresh they work correctly.  I have also found that if I disable the "Reject all requests if the SmartFilter is unavailable" on the HTTP defence and have found that for the initial query the users can access any site and then they are rejected.

Is there something I am missing in the setup to stop this, at the moment the device is still in initial testing prior to an initial release next week.

I have version 8.1 of the firewall software installed

Thanks in Advance


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Re: SmartFilter not working as expected updating rules


You should file a ticket with Support on this issue.  I have seen this behavior also.

If you want, you can private-message me with your Grant number and I can open a ticket for you and collect data from you.  Or simply call in at 1-800-700-8238 (options 1, 1) to open a ticket over the phone.

Re: SmartFilter not working as expected updating rules

In talking with support the issue was I was not forcing users to authenticate on the rule once this was done the problem did not exist