At Cisco Live Berlin, All Eyes Will Be on SSLi

Cisco Live Berlin is less than a month away. Boasting more than 600 sessions, the event will take over Messe Berlin from February 20 to February 24.

With informative conference tracks, education opportunities and hands-on workshops touching on everything from cloud and collaboration to IPv6 and mobility, Cisco Live Berlin is full of important information for tech innovators and enterprise IT pros.

One track that will garner a lot of attention is the security track, which will examine not only today’s evolving threat landscape, but also focus heavily on how to protect your organization before, during and after an attack.

That’s where A10 Networks comes into play. And you can find us at Cisco Live Berlin at booths 79 and 80 in the World of Solutions (we’ll be there from February 21 through February 23).

A Security-Focused Partnership

At Cisco Live Berlin, A10 Networks will showcase how it partners with Cisco to defend against security threats concealed in encrypted traffic. And with 67 percent of all traffic now encrypted, that gives threat actors a massive opportunity.

Organizations need a way to see what’s being obfuscated via encryption. They require insight into SSL traffic so they can see what’s happening on their networks and identify any threats that may be cloaked behind encryption. Organizations can no longer think that because traffic is encrypted everything is safe.

A10 and Cisco work together in the fight against encrypted threats. A10 is a Solution Provider member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program and with the A10 Networks Thunder SSL Insight (SSLi) and Cisco’s FirePOWER and ASA Platforms we deliver solutions that detect and stop malicious attacks hidden in encrypted traffic.

Uncovering Hidden Threats

Here’s how it works: the A10 Thunder SSLi decrypts the traffic and passes it to the Cisco FirePOWER firewall for inspection. From there, the traffic is re-encrypted and continues to its destination. This exposes any malicious threats that may be secreted by encryption.

According to a Ponemon Institute study commissioned by A10 Networks, “Hidden Threats in Encrypted Traffic: A Study of North America & EMEA,” more than 60 percent of organizations have not implemented proper SSL decryption due to concerns over performance. Typically, SSL decryption and inspection is processor-intensive and results in performance degradation. Off-loading the decryption of SSL traffic to a Thunder SSLi appliance allows a device like the Cisco FirePOWER next-generation firewall to focus on inspection, detection and response without the performance impact typically associated with SSL.

You can learn more about how A10 and Cisco work together to root out and abolish encrypted threats at Cisco Live Berlin. We’ll see you there!


January 26, 2017

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