How to block unwanted User Agent using F5

There are many ways to block applications based on User Agent. You can use ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRules for EAS or EWSAllowList/EWSBlockList.

Besides this you can block those User Agnets already on a load balancer. The main difference is that then the workload is moved away from you Exchange server to the load balancer. In this post I’m going to describe the steps of one possible way to do so taken a F5 load balancer.

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Hardening SSL/TLS and Outlook for Mac

As part of hardening of servers, which publish services and in times of Poodle, you might want to disable SSL (if not already done). You can test your client here and your server/service endpoint here.

Most likely you already disabled SSL on your server, but if not:

Can you do it right away?

Of course you can do it right away. Is there a caveat? It depends….

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