SSL encryption is the cornerstone technology that makes the Internet secure. Email, e-commerce, voice-over-IP, online banking, remote health, and countless other services are kept secure with SSL. Unfortunately, most of that traffic goes uninspected because many security and performance monitoring tools lack the ability to see inside the encrypted sessions. Monitoring application performance and network usage patterns becomes impossible if you cannot determine which applications are running over the network. Even worse, malware can create SSL sessions to hide its activity, confident that security tools will neither inspect nor block the traffic. The very technology that makes the Web secure can become a threat vector.
Hence, SSL Decryption is required for a variety of applications:
Malware Detection—once malware exploits a host, it can complete the kill chain using SSL transactions.
Data Loss Prevention—whether initiated by malware or a user from inside the corporate firewall, confidential data and files can be encrypted and leaked using SSL connections.
Application Performance Monitoring—Key business applications use SSL to ensure authentication, but this obscures data required for proper monitoring.
Cloud Services Monitoring—secure services running in the cloud, including Web applications, all look the same at the TCP/IP layer and it is not until the SSL sessions are decrypted that they can be differentiated and monitored.
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