The use of SSL encryption for data traffic is increasing at a rapid pace; however, encryption is a double-edged sword. Firewalls, IDS/IPS, data loss prevention and other security appliances typically do not have visibility to encrypted traffic, allowing malicious payloads to traverse the network uninspected. Where SSL is supported, appliances often do not have sufficient resources to decrypt traffic efficiently, thus impacting performance.
Array’s SSL intercept capability decrypts SSL traffic and allows 3rd-party security appliances to perform inspection, then re-encrypts traffic before forwarding it to a final destination. Built-in SSL resources offload compute-intensive decryption, allowing security appliances to operate at their peak performance level. An optional site reputatoin service protects users from sites with malicious payloads or inappropriate content, and whitelisting ensures that sensitive information to and from trusted sites is not decrypted.
In addition, Array can load balance traffic across multiple 3rd-party security appliances to help assure high performance and availability of critical security mechanisms.
We selected Array’s APV Series application delivery controllers because they enhance our software offering and allow our customers to increase productivity without sacrificing patient care or security.