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Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance Pros and Cons

Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance Pros

Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the most valuable aspects of this solution is that it's easy to deploy without a lot of complications.
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CB
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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 it to your IPS or your other tools to be able to see what's inside of that traffic for DLP or malicious content detection. That's the whole beauty of it. It was probably the elephant in the room for the longest in terms of SSL decryption. It can get the high band, especially for places that had a lot of decryption to do, such as big finance companies, big telcos, etc.
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Symantec SSL Visibility Appliance Cons

Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Technical support needs to be improved.
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Senior Network Security Engineer | Security Solutions Design Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
From the operations perspective, they have to come up with easier ways so that the operational guys can easily manage it.
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CB
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
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 bandwidth demands is where things are being pushed.
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