SSL Visibility Appliance
Use of SSL encryption is growing fast. Encryption protects data from being viewed in transit over the Internet—but it also creates a serious blind spot for threats, malware, DLP, and other regulatory or compliance risks.
The Blue Coat SSL Visibility appliance, part of the Security and Policy Enforcement product line, enables end users to add SSL inspection capabilities to their network security architecture and close the security loophole created by encrypted traffic. It also allows network appliance manufacturers to give their security applications complete visibility into both SSL and non-SSL network traffic—and increase their applications’ performance. With the Blue Coat SSL Visibility appliance you get:
- Scalable flow-based processing: At speeds up to 40 Gbps (20 Gbps each direction), the SSL Visibility appliance analyzes up to 6,000,000 simultaneous TCP flows to check whether they contain SSL and supports up to 400,000 concurrently active SSL sessions.
- Line-rate network performance: Non-SSL flows are sent to the attached security appliance(s) or cut-through in less than 40 microseconds, minimizing delay for applications such as VoIP.
- Network transparency: Deployment of the SSL Visibility appliance is transparent to end systems and intermediate network elements and does not require network reconfiguration, IP addressing, topology changes, or modification to client IP and Web browser configurations.
- Web-based management: The SSL Visibility appliance is configured and managed via an SSL-secured web-based graphical user interface, keeping administration simple.
Complements Blue Coat ProxySG, PacketShaper and Security Analytics Products
The SSL Visibility appliance integrates with Security Analytics products to provide visibility into the full scope of advanced targeted attacks. The SSL Visibility appliance also complements the Blue Coat ProxySG and PacketShaper appliances, allowing you to consistently enforce security and performance policies across all traffic on the network.
|Total Throughput||4 Gbps||20 Gbps||40 Gbps|
|SSL Inspection Throughput||1.5 Gbps||2 Gbps||4 Gbps|
|Concurrent SSL Flow States||100,000||200,000||400,000|
|SSL Flow Setups/Teardowns||6,500 per second||9,500 per second||11,500 per second|
|SSL Session Log Entries||50,000,0000||50,000,0000||50,000,0000|