What is SSL Decryption?

What is SSL Decryption?

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Created On 06/03/20 21:47 PM - Last Updated 08/10/20 19:34 PM


Question
What is SSL Decryption?

Environment
PAN-OS
Next Generation Firewall


Answer
SSL Decryption is the ability to view inside of Secure HTTP traffic (SSL) as it passes through the Palo Alto Networks firewall:
  • Without SSL Decryption: A firewall admin has no access to the information inside of an encrypted SSL packet, masking all of the activity
  • With SSL Decryption: If the data is sourced from within the network, there will be visibility into the SSL packet to find hidden applications and threats inside SSL traffic


Additional Information
Looking for a deeper dive? Please read White Paper - Decryption: Why, Where, and How

For a list of valuable resources on understanding and configuring SSL Decryption, see SSL Decryption Resource List on Configuring and Troubleshooting

For implementing and testing SSL Decryption, see How to Implement and Test SSL Decryption

Additional information about SSL Decryption and Best Practices: Decryption Best Practices

For additional information on new SSL Decryption features, please review this blog on LIVEcommunity.


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