Security: In An Encrypted World


Security: In an Encrypted World

Efficient security through complete network visibility

Encryption is one of the basic enabling technologies of the Internet. We rely on it to do business with partners, shop online, send email, and access applications while maintaining our privacy, identities, and security.

As useful as the widespread use of encryption is in improving the security of data in transit, it also poses new challenges to enterprise information technology (IT) and security operations: malicious traffic is increasingly encrypted along with good traffic. Gartner estimates that, by 2017, more than 50% of network attacks will use SSL/TLS. Malware downloads are a common example of malicious traffic that is obscured by encryption.

The challenge for IT security and operations professionals is how to balance the need for data protection and security. Complete security requires complete visibility.