Encryption is an effective weapon against cybercrime, writes Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 Networks.
Securing valuable data flow between applications is essential for safeguarding identity and helping communications between a web browser and a server to remain private. The growth in SSL/TLS encryption is expected to reach 70 percent of all internet traffic in the near future. However, with advances in technology, encryption also hides corruption.
The increasing volume of encrypted traffic is placing enormous strain on company networks. Why? This is because, at the time when most security infrastructures were implemented, the amount of encrypted traffic was significantly less than it is today. In 2015, it accounted for 29 percent of all traffic. This resulted in solutions that fall woefully short when configuring them to inspect the amount of encrypted traffic in today’s world.