Why is this suspicious VMware connection bypassing my firewall?

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I'm currently using VMware 5 and I've noticed recently 2 connections are appearing when I start it up.
TCP 10.100.100.161:55555->as-40816.engx.vmware.com:https (ESTABLISHED)
TCP 10.100.100.161:55556->a184-85-99-51.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com:https (ESTABLISHED)
But the problem is that I've already setup my firewall to block the first one.
00100 deny ip from 17.172.224.0/20 to any
00200 deny log ip from 82.128.0.0/16 to any
00300 deny log ip from any to 64.236.0.0/16
00400 deny ip from any to 208.91.0.0/22
00500 deny log ip from any to 173.194.0.0/16
00600 deny log ip from any to 64.4.61.0/24
00700 deny log ip from any to 207.246.128.0/17
00800 deny log ip from any to 216.127.0.0/18
00900 deny log ip from any to 23.0.0.0/8
01000 deny log ip from any to 184.84.0.0/14
01100 deny ip from any to 184.85.99.51
01200 deny log ip from any to 93.184.0.0/16
01300 deny log ip from any to 239.200.3.0/24
65535 allow ip from any to any
Did I miss something? How is VMware establishing a connection when my firewall is blocking that specific address? Did I set it up wrong?

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