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Malicious codes in the SSL: The Blue Coat Visibility Appliance solution

SSL Security Protocol

If you are a business decision-maker, why bother to know your security protocols on the Internet, if you already have an SSL?

Secure Sockets Layer protocols (SSL), with over twenty years on the World Wide Web, was created to perform a reliable exchange of information through data encryption. It provides secure communication between two computers via the Internet or an internal network.

Its use favors the protection of emails and other applications, such as web access to Outlook, Exchange servers, Office Communications, extranets and database connections.

However, the fact that a website uses SSL protocol, for example, showing https in URLs, does not offer a total guarantee of security. Every day there are more effective tools capable of getting around SSL and they succeed to input malicious codes in networks.

SSL has become very vulnerable to network hacking, because if a handshake with fake certificates is done, the hacker could be a phishing site ideal for forging the contact information without the user being aware of the deception.

It also happens that high-quality processors have allowed hackers to penetrate security keys. Sometimes the algorithms used to sign certificates can be decrypted because they are very weak codes. This facilitates that a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack adopts the identity of websites.

The issue is very clear: Your company must take extreme measures for greater SSL protection since the breach of security protocols is increasingly common and the corporate world is often one of the biggest victims of this sort of hacking.

In view of this situation, it is recommended that you choose highly reliable solutions in the market, one them is the Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance, highly effective to establish secure socket layers in the network and essential to any strategy of encrypted traffic management.

Why choose Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance to strengthen your security protocols? Simple, this component can apply policies to control incoming and outgoing encrypted traffic and adds SSL inspection capabilities to network security architecture.

It also allows the new-generation firewalls (NGFW) and intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) to have full visibility of SSL and non-SSL network traffic, thus increasing their efficiency and application performance.

Blue Coat also offers a complete line of adaptable SSL Visibility appliances, adaptable to the strategies of encrypted traffic management that your business needs.  The policies of this component use Global Intelligence Network, leader in the market, and very effective for data interchange and update on threats in real time.

Let’s see the technical features of the Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance.

Technical specifications of the Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance

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