Laptop docks NIC being recognized by the SEM as a USB device and being blocked.

We have USB defender setup to block USB devices in our environment. Recently, in the last couple of months laptop dock's NIC cards are being registered as USB devices and blocked by USB defender. Causing the end users to lose internet access. I have been adding the USB devices to the "Authorized USB Drives" list to deal with it but that can be a hassle sometimes because one NIC can sometimes register as multiple devices.

It seems to be a relatively recent problem. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a better way to handle this?