As the overall percentage of encrypted traffic explodes, it is becoming vital to do SSL inspection to ensure security. Hackers are increasingly using SSL to conceal device infections, shroud data exfiltration, and hide botnet Command & Control communications. Firewalls were not designed to handle decryption, and performance grinds to a halt when they try. Dedicated appliances are extremely costly. And ignoring the issue is becoming increasingly dangerous.
While the technology is the same for all vendors, only Zscaler’s high-performance architecture enables it at scale, without latency. Zscaler’s cloud security platform is built on a proxy architecture—long understood as the best way to handle SSL inspection. Unlike firewalls, Zscaler SSL inspection is built in, not bolt on, so there’s no hardware to buy, no software to install, and no infrastructure to maintain. Your users won’t see a performance hit, regardless of where they are or what devices they are using. And you’ll get the benefit of Zscaler’s “cloud effect,” which means that once we identify a threat across any of our 15 million users, we propagate protection across all 15 million users. You’ll be able to stop threats before they hit your network, stop botnet connections, and remediate infected devices before they wreak havoc.