Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Bluecoat removes encryption blindspot

Encrypting Web traffic can protect privacy and secure transactions, but it can also provide a cover for viruses, spyware and other pests trying to get into a corporate network. Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, has many legitimate uses, but also provides an "encrypted tunnel" that lets malicious code and phishing sites bypass most network security methods. BlueCoat announced Tuesday that it is updating its proxy product, ProxySG, to eliminate that "blind spot" in network security.

To improve corporate security, the new feature will enable organizations to decrypt SSL traffic so they can scan traffic for malicious code and other threats, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. It would also enable companies to provide better internal policy enforcement by, for example, governing which encrypted applications their employees are allowed to use.

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