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SSL is an acronym that commonly refers to the two cryptographic Internet protocols—Transport Layer Security (TLS) and its predecessor, Security Sockets Layer (SSL). The purpose of SSL is to provide secure communications over a computer network, and SSL-encrypted data now accounts for about one-third of all Internet traffic.

Unfortunately, many traditional network security products aren’t designed to inspect SSL traffic. As a result, attackers have leveraged SSL encryption to sneak past security controls. A10 helps organization eliminate this potential blind spot in their defenses by providing SSL Insight, an essential feature of the A10 application deliver controller product (ADC) line.

To learn more, visit A10’s SSL Decryption, Encryption and Inspection with SSL Insight.