A10 Showcases SSLi at SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016

Bringing together more than 1,100 attendees from the world of cyber security, the SANS Institute’s Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 was a week-long deep dive into a host of security topics which ran from December 10 to December 17 in Washington, D.C.

And A10 Networks was there showcasing A10 Thunder SSLi, which helps organizations of all types defend against malicious encrypted traffic. As the volume of SSL encrypted traffic grows, it renders many security devices ineffective.

SSL Insight (SSLi) technology in Thunder SSLi provides visibility into encrypted traffic to stop potential threats. Thunder SSLi allows traffic to be offloaded, decrypted and inspected before it is re-encrypted and sent to its destination. It helps sniff out malicious traffic that may be hidden by SSL encryption.

A10’s integration with Cisco for SSL threat protection was also a topic of discussion throughout SANS CDI 2016.

A10 is part of the Cisco Solution Partner Program as a Solution Provider. Together, A10 and Cisco deliver solutions that detect and stop malicious attacks hidden in encrypted traffic. The way it works is 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.

Along with SSLi, SANS CDI attendees learned about myriad cyber security topics, including web application defense, mobile device security, network forensics and analysis, penetration testing, ethical hacking, virtualization and private cloud security, and more. Attendees included security-minded professionals from various key industries, such as financial, healthcare, IT, federal, transportation and education, attended the event.

The goal of SANS CDI was to deliver immersion-style security training courses taught by real-world practitioners. It featured 39 courses across seven unique disciplines taught by 36 instructors.

For more information, download our complimentary white paper “The Ultimate Guide to SSL Inspection: Uncover Threats in SSL Traffic.”


January 9, 2017

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