There is a rapid increase in network traffic encryption, with more than half of the Internet traffic already being encrypted. Due to such unprecedented rates of encryption, organizations are facing new security challenges as many security devices are not designed to decrypt and encrypt network traffic at high speeds. In fact, some security products do not have the ability to decrypt traffic at all.
Encrypted traffic provides a blind spot for threat actors to hide malicious content, raising concerns each time encrypted data enters your environment. Therefore, users are presented with a new dilemma: Either decrypt traffic and introduce bottlenecks into your network because of decryption-induced performance degradation, or bypass decryption and expose your network to potential encrypted attacks. Either way, users are exposed to performance issues as well as security risks.
Multi-vector DDoS attacks are also increasing in frequency and volume, severely impacting businesses across the globe. Defending your infrastructure, servers, application and users’ access during DDoS attacks can’t be accomplished by existing firewall, intrusion prevention system, and load balancers. In fact, in many instances, these systems are the target of attacks because they are vulnerable and can be overwhelmed by a flood of unwanted traffic.