Add SSL sniffing to your IDS

Because Secure Sockets Layer encryption is built into Web browsers, its a low-cost way to protect Internet communications. It's also a convenient way to hide a network attack.

Because it takes so much computing effort to decrypt an SSL stream and sniff out attacks, intrusion detection devices have ignored SSL traffic, giving exploits hidden in SSL-encrypted streams a good chance at succeeding.

Breach Security Inc. of Carlsbad, Calif., which just released its new line of BreachGate Sitegrity application security devices, spun off some of its core technology as BreachView SSL. The software can be added to IDS systems to decrypt and analyze SSL without interrupting the SSL session.


Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.