A Dedicated, Universal Device for Encrypted Traffic
Recently, web browsers have started marking sites that don’t encrypt traffic using SSL/TLS as insecure, leading to an increasing need for websites to use encryption. Indeed, studies show an uptick in the rate of adoption of SSL/TLS. Encryption has always been essential for banking websites, but now, most popular news and social sites including Google, Facebook, CNN, and the BBC all use encryption.
SSL/TLS encryption is not only used for websites, but for a great deal of network traffic across a variety of applications. While encryption provides a greater deal of information reliability and security to users, it is not visible to many standard security appliances (IPS, IDS, DLP, ATP etc.) causing networks to be vulnerable to DoS, malware and data exfiltration – serious security concerns. In order to allow existing network security devices to inspect all traffic, a dedicated appliance is a must have.