Protection of your business’s confidential information and prevention of data breaches are crucial to supporting successful business operations. This necessarily involves taking that extra step to safeguard all forms of communication, including streaming videos, social media interactions, and email messages, against security threats. With SSL/TLS, you can establish secure communication with your business associates and customers. Unfortunately, cyber criminals use SSL/TLS as a tunnel to hide malware from security devices. That’s why even though you may be safeguarded by the most advanced firewall technology and your IDS/IPS is aware of a vast number of vulnerabilities, your existing defense mechanisms may still fail to see into encrypted SSL/TLS traffic. Therefore, you should deploy enterprise security solutions that have the capability to gain visibility into the encrypted traffic and prevent malware from gaining entry into your network.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) sites are used today to secure transactions on banking sites, health care portals, and enterprise network and application portals. The use of these sites on the Internet has been increasing in past years and the volume of this type of traffic continues to grow, feeding speculation that perhaps one day these secure sites could replace clear-text HTTP.