The use of SSL in enterprise traffic is prolific, and apps that make use of SSL – such as SharePoint, Exchange, Salesforce.com and Google Apps – are commonplace. While encrypting the traffic protects data from being viewed in transit, it also creates a blind spot that can be exploited by advanced threats or other malware.
To identify hidden threats to the business, it’s clear that you need complete visibility into the SSL traffic coming across the WAN. But to comply with local privacy regulations that protect certain classes of data — such as financial or health-related — you need to be able to selectively decrypt network traffic.
Blue Coat provides policy-based visibility into encrypted traffic to solve the SSL dilemma through the following products:
- SSL Visibility Appliance: Decrypt SSL flows on the enterprise network and provide content to existing security appliances used for intrusion detection and prevention, forensics, compliance and data loss. The appliance integrates with the Security Analytics Platform from Solera, a Blue Coat company, to provide visibility into the full scope of advanced targeted attacks.
- Encrypted Tap for the ProxySG Appliance: An optional feature for ProxySG appliances, this extension can selectively decrypt web-based SSL traffic according to your policies, and hand off that decrypted traffic to third-party logging systems for analysis, archiving, and forensics.
Equip your security applications with visibility into both SSL and non-SSL network traffic: Close the security loophole that SSL creates.