Security / February 18, 2016

Corporate SSL Traffic – The Hidden Risks

Updated October 28, 2021.

SSL encryption, which obfuscates data, is commonly used to secure email, eCommerce, and other data in transit. Great for organizations who want to keep communications private. But, unfortunately, also great for attackers who want to hide their nefarious activities. That’s why, more than ever before, it’s become critical to inspect SSL traffic for the presence of malware or unsanctioned activity.

The good news is that dedicated SSL decryption solutions are available and can be leveraged to offer SSL decryption as a common service to support multiple security tools—without negative impact to network performanceRead more.

Active Visibility. This blog series looks at critical cyber-security issues that can be mitigated or better managed by adopting new and innovative approaches to traffic visibility and monitoring. The ability to gain complete traffic visibility is essential to directing traffic to security appliances and solutions to optimize their effectiveness. In addition, there are new “best practices” to improve security through traffic monitoring for virtual and cloud infrastructure. This blog series will identify tactical as well as strategic issues around this topic. See past blogs – Blog #1 – Blog #2 – Blog #3 – Blog #4 – Blog #5 – Blog #6 – Blog #7 – Blog #8 – Blog #9 – Blog #10 – Blog #11 – Blog #12 – Blog #13 – Blog #14 – Blog #15 – Blog #16 – Blog #17 – Blog #18 – Blog #19 – Blog #20

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