Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance Alternatives and Competitors

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Mohammad Taufeeq
Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 29, 2020
Enhanced our threat detection rates and does not interrupt our traffic on failure, but it needs to be easier to manage

What is our primary use case?

We are a federal organization and we host sensitive data from all over the country. The nature of our data was enough for us to start thinking about mitigating the blind spots in our traffic and security. At the same time, we needed to provide an analytic solution. The solution decrypts SSL traffic and integrates with our security solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the Fail-to-Network (FTN) option, which means that if for any reason the appliance goes down then there is no interruption in traffic."
  • "The most valuable feature is the Fail-to-Network (FTN) option, which means that if for any reason the appliance goes down then there is no interruption in traffic."
  • "Technical support needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

Most of the customers who maintain their own data center will use the on-premises deployment, but there are cloud-based SSL solutions as well. My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is that there is nothing like a full-fledged HA deployment and when it comes to SSLV, one should always go for active-active deployment. Also, until somebody understands SSL and PKI very well, they should not try to implement this product. If it is not properly implemented then the support team, or operations team, will be very busy. During the planning phase, you really have to understand what is…
Mohammad Taufeeq
Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 31, 2020
Easy to deploy without a lot of complications but the operations side should be simplified

What is our primary use case?

We are a federal organization and we are classified as number four in terms of sensitivity. That was enough for us to think about mitigating the blind spots in the traffic. We have to offer an SSL solution that could enable the rest of our analytics solution. We brought SSLV to start dictating the traffic. We actually wanted to efficiently utilize our security solution with a threat detection solution. This was something we were lacking, our FireEye did not have the ability to see the SSL traffic because FireEye was very late to release their SSL offloading functions. They were really late and… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the most valuable aspects of this solution is that it's easy to deploy without a lot of complications."
  • "From the operations perspective, they have to come up with easier ways so that the operational guys can easily manage it."

What other advice do I have?

Don't go for this solution until you understand SSL very well. If it's not properly implemented, the operations team will be busy with the installation. Especially for the service that requires software updates. For the planning phase, you have the first wave to understand what is inside the web proxies. Keep a system bypass. Monitor how many of the accessor positions are failing or unable to process clearly. We have to have a monitoring period for at least a month and keep a constant eye on it. That will give you a clear idea of how many issues you're going to have. If I just keep the action…
Find out what your peers are saying about A10 Networks Thunder SSLi vs. Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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