SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent report from NNS Labs Inc., 25-35 percent of web traffic now uses various means of encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL), such as Facebook, Dropbox and malware. Since SSL innately encrypts a user's web access and activity, it can compromise an organization's understanding of potential network threats and cripple its ability to create actionable policy to protect it.
But thanks to the pioneering efforts of iboss Network Security and, specifically, the expanded capabilities of the company's iboss SWG Web Security Solution, organizations can now easily extend SSL traffic inspection across all browsers and operating systems, including iOS and Android devices. The fast, automatic inspection setup enables organizations to provide security to the new technologies they're adopting — including today's popular tablets, iPads, and other BYODs — without complication.
"This announcement is significant for IT departments everywhere," says Paul Martini, CEO of iboss Network Security. "Already a proven behavior-based technology for traditional environments, our expanded SSL traffic inspection now eradicates security headaches associated with today's more integrated, highly diverse technology environments, where there's a growing mix of devices being used. The newer, simpler features provides inspection across SSL traffic that easily covers both older devices and the more modern, mobile technologies. It allows for greater transparency of user access, and organizations can easily implement behavioral augmentation of policy, customize SSL access to improve network control, and ensure greater overall security no matter the device."
Among other features, the newly expanded SSL traffic inspection:
- Auto-discovers new devices on an organization or a user's network.
- Identifies the operating system and type of browser being used by these devices.
- Presents the user with the appropriate SSL certificate for the device and browser to install without redirecting the user or requiring additional support.
- Increases awareness of end-user compliance by dynamically displaying a customizable message on websites where SSL scanning has been enabled.
- Allows the organization to selectively enable or disable SSL scanning by subnet for compliance purposes.
"With this enhanced iboss SWG Web Security Solution, SSL is simply less of a security concern for organizations," Martini says. "Regardless of whether someone's using a fixed or mobile device, it's now possible to automatically eliminate that notorious 'blind spot' created by malware, ensure critical data protection, and more easily enforce acceptable use policy."
For more information, visit: http://iboss.com/ibwf_wf_ssl_filter.html.
About iboss Network Security
iboss Network Security's Secure Web Gateways provide highly scalable Web Security with layer 7 visibility across all 65,535 ports, protecting networks against the latest threats. iboss SWG solutions create unmatched network content visibility and behavioral data-loss protection with advanced HTTP, SSL, application and bandwidth management. iboss provides networks with the content visibility and control needed create actionable policies. Website: iboss.com.
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