SSL Decryption is critical to securing today’s enterprise networks due to the significant growth in applications & services using encrypted traffic. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an industry standard for transmitting secure data over the Internet. It is based on a system of trusted certificates issued by certificate authorities and recognized by servers. In recent years, SSL has evolved to the Transport Layer Security (TLS) standard.
Malware increasingly uses SSL/TLS sessions to hide, confident that security tools will neither inspect nor block its traffic. The very technology that makes the Internet secure can become a significant threat vector.
The decryption of SSL/TLS traffic is extremely computationally intensive and introduces latency so the best architecture minimizes the decryption required to inspect all relevant traffic while offering legal and privacy controls. The centralized approach offered by Gigamon provides such an architecture.