Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol and its current and more secure replacement Transport Layer Security (TLS) are the key drivers to encrypt web traffic. It helps prevent data breaches as cybercriminals use these encrypted channels to propagate malware and exfiltrate data, knowing they can bypass traditional security inspection solutions that don’t decrypt traffic.
With the ongoing cybersecurity attacks and the sophistication of attack vectors used by hackers, it has become quintessential to protect important data. Businesses and other organisations have started to implement Transport Layer Security (TLS), commonly referred to as the superseded Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to encrypt data as it is exchanged over IP networks.
SSL/TLS helps in creating a safe vector between the server and the end-users’ computer or any added devices as they transmit information over the internet. SSL Decryption is the process of decrypting the packets, mainly HTTP (SSL), so that it is accessible and the relevant users can use the information withheld, e.g. Firewall admins and other teams.