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SSL Visibility Appliance

Clear your encrypted traffic blind spot Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption is pervasive and growing rapidly worldwide as up to 70% of enterprises’ network traffic uses SSL / TLS encryption. Encryption protects data from being viewed in transit over the Internet, but it also creates a significant blind spot for advanced malware while introducing privacy and regulatory compliance risks.

You need to manage this dilemma by establishing a comprehensive encrypted traffic management strategy that addresses acceptable-use policies for inbound and outbound encrypted traffic, in an extensible architecture that will scale and protect the business, while also adhering to privacy and compliance requirements.

Encrypted traffic presents massive challenges for organizations wishing to protect themselves, and the management of encrypted traffic is a sophisticated discipline. While others treat SSL management as a “side show” and deliver rudimentary useless capabilities, the Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance is the only dedicated enterprise-class encrypted traffic management technology in the industry. This unique solution offers complete visibility and control of encrypted traffic without requiring the re-architecture of network infrastructure. It lets you add policy-based SSL inspection and management capabilities to your network security architecture and lift the security blindfold created by encrypted traffic.

You get the following benefits with the SSL Visibility Appliance:

  • Powerful This powerful, purpose-built technology eliminates the SSL / TLS blind spot in your network infrastructure. This unique appliance automatically sees all SSL / TLS traffic – all ports and applications – without the need for complex scripting or configuration. This means you’ll spend less time administering your network security while having a more complete view of what encrypted applications and hidden potential threats are running in and out of your organization.
  • Enterprise class Blue Coat’s SSL Visibility Appliance is comprehensive, extensible solution that assures high-security encryption. While other vendors only support a handful of cipher-standards, the SSL Visibility Appliance provides timely and complete standards support, with over 70 cipher suites and key exchanges offered, and growing. Furthermore, unlike competitive offerings, this solution does not “downgrade” cryptography levels and weaken your organization’s security posture, putting it at greater risk. As the SSL/TLS standards evolve, so will the management and enforcement capabilities of the SSL Visibility Appliance.
  • Cost effective This solution cost-effectively enhances your existing security infrastructure. Recognizing that multiple devices need access to SSL/TLS traffic in your infrastructure, this solution can feed active and passive devices simultaneously (“Decrypt Once, Feed Many”), perfectly complementing your existing security solutions (e.g. DLP, IPS, NGFW, sandbox) without breaking your budget or hindering their performance. This avoids the 3x to 5x hardware capacity upgrade costs typically required by these security solutions needing SSL inspection. Further, it equips network forensics and incident response technologies to gain appropriate visibility into encrypted traffic, which is critical in breach-related events.
  • Protects privacy and compliance SSL VA preserves data privacy and compliance while enabling comprehensive security. The SSL Visibility Appliance is a powerful policy-enforcement point for controlling SSL/TLS traffic throughout your organization. Offering selective decryption based on policies, the solution can be customized per organizational needs. Utilizing its unique Host Categorization service combined with Blue Coat’s market-leading Global Intelligence Network, the SSL Visibility Appliance can easily help your organization balance data privacy and security demands and satisfy your Legal, Compliance and Risk Management teams. Additionally, the SSL Visibility Appliance ensures data integrity and auditing of the decrypted data it manages – simplifying monitoring and logging of data for compliance purposes.

Additionally, the SSL Visibility Appliance ensures data integrity and auditing of the decrypted data it manages – simplifying monitoring and logging of data for compliance purposes. Additionally, the SSL Visibility Appliance supports a broad ecosystem of partner solutions, including IPS, DLP, NGFW, anti-malware / sandbox, security analytics and certificate and key management systems. These compatible solutions are the foundation of Blue Coat’s Encrypted Traffic Management (ETM) Ready Partner Program. Collectively, the integration of the SSL Visibility Appliance and these powerful third-party security technologies provides a comprehensive encrypted traffic management solution for enterprises large and small.

Learn more about Blue Coat’s unique Encrypted Traffic Management (ETM)-Ready Partner Program.

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The Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance helps organizations mitigate risk by removing the security “blindfold” caused by encrypted traffic in today’s networks. It provides the most cost-effective way to manage SSL encrypted traffic while preserving privacy, policy, compliance and the investment in the security infrastructure. See how.