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Top Answer: The ability to do SSL chaining is most valuable. It provides the ability to send decrypted traffic at close-to-line speed to products that can't decrypt. So, it can take the decrypted traffic and send… more »
Top Answer: They're working on being able to handle more traffic. They're working on bigger boxes full of throughput because now networks are going to 40 gigs and 100 gigs. So, trying to keep up with the… more »
Top Answer: I would advise understanding how your workflows go because with users being remote and on-prem, you probably have to come up with some type of a hybrid solution. If you're trying to provide protection… more »
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To protect vital data, businesses and other organizations implement Transport Layer Security (TLS), commonly referred to as the superseded Secure Socket Layer (SSL), to encrypt data as it is exchanged over IP networks. SSL/TLS creates a secure channel between users’ computers or other devices as they exchange information over the internet.

TLS is an industry standard based on a system of trusted certificates issued by certificate authorities and recognized by servers. SSL was replaced by the TLS standard in 2015.

While protecting data, encryption also blinds security and application monitoring tools. The decryption of SSL/TLS traffic is crucial for these tools. However, it is extremely computationally intensive and can introduce network latency.

The best architecture minimizes the decryption required to inspect all relevant traffic while offering legal and privacy controls. The centralized approach offered by Gigamon, decrypt once and feed all tools, provides such an architecture.

The Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance is a high-performance transparent proxy for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) network communications. You install the SSL Visibility Appliance in the network and attach one or more security devices to it. The SSL Visibility Appliance is able to decrypt the SSL traffic, enabling the attached security appliances to see the plaintext (that is, the original unencrypted data) in SSL encrypted connections. It eliminates the blind spot created by encrypted traffic, enables your organization to combat the threats hidden within SSL, while preserving user privacy and regulatory compliance. Powerful policies allow you to bypass specific types of traffic (such as financial or healthcare data) to maintain employee data privacy.

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GigaSMART SSL TLS Decryption is ranked 3rd in SSL/TLS Decryption while Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance is ranked 2nd in SSL/TLS Decryption with 3 reviews. GigaSMART SSL TLS Decryption is rated 0.0, while Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance is rated 7.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance writes "Enhanced our threat detection rates and does not interrupt our traffic on failure, but it needs to be easier to manage". GigaSMART SSL TLS Decryption is most compared with , whereas Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance is most compared with A10 Networks Thunder SSLi.

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