Greg Mayfield, Director, Product Marketing, Blue Coat

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How to deal with the blind spots in your security created by SSL encrypted traffic

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.

SSL/TLS encryption is widely used to secure communications to internal and external servers, but can blind security mechanisms by preventing inspection of network traffic, increasing risk. In fact, Gartner predicts that in 2017 more than half of network attacks targeting enterprises will use encrypted traffic to bypass controls.

With attackers preying on the security gaps created by encrypted traffic, let’s examine the five most common network traffic inspection errors made today:

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