Putting a Stop to Hidden Threats in SSL Traffic

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Concerns about internet security and privacy in the wake of continued breaches and data thefts like the recent Sony attack, combined with the revelations of wide-scale spying by the NSA in the Snowden disclosures, has caused a massive spike in the volume of encrypted internet traffic. While encrypting traffic generally improves security posture, it also provides an opportunity for attackers to hide threats inside the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol, because most SSL traffic passes through security controls unchecked.