Best Practices for Monitoring Encrypted Data

Once used to increase the security of Internet traffic, encryption has actually made the work more difficult. Many firewalls and other security tools do not understand encrypted traffic and many organizations have chosen to pass encrypted traffic into their networks without security inspection, just to keep communications flowing. Unfortunately this creates blind spots in network visibility--areas where the organization is unaware of the traffic moving inside and exiting the network. 

Read this paper reviewing four strategies you can use to overcome these visibility blind spots:

  • Strategy 1: Remove as much malicious traffic as possible before decrypting
  • Strategy 2: Build a decryption architecture that will scale cost-effectively
  • Strategy 3: Invest in high-quality decryption tools
  • Strategy 4: Ensure sensitive plain text data is protected