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Omdia Webinar: How to Survive the Encrypted Network Traffic Apocalypse

Omdia Principal Analyst Eric Parizo discusses the changing network traffic decryption landscape amid encryption standards changes, and presents ways to maintain critical network traffic visibility.

Most enterprise network traffic is now encrypted. Many organizations do not decrypt and inspect this traffic, however, leaving them vulnerable to potential threats hiding within encrypted traffic flows. 

Numerous barriers make purchasing, deployment, and management of decryption technology difficult, if not impossible, for many organizations. Worse yet, improvements to encryption standards and important changes to enterprise network design and deployment may soon render many of today's enterprise decryption approaches and architectures obsolete. Given the rapid pace of change in both standards and technology, it is imperative that all organizations revisit how they undertake network traffic decryption, and more broadly how they address network traffic visibility in the context of risk management. 

In this Omdia webinar, featuring Principal Analyst Eric Parizo, learn about the changing network traffic decryption landscape, and how to maintain critical traffic visibility. Topics include changing encryption standards, emerging decryption approaches and new techniques for classifying encrypted traffic that promise supplemental or alternative options to the pressing need for every organization to review risk management in the encryption era.

Editor's note: This video features excerpts from a webinar originally recorded in 2021.

About the Author(s)

Eric Parizo, Principal Analyst, Omdia

Principal Analyst, Omdia

As Principal Analyst, Eric Parizo leads Omdia's Enterprise Cybersecurity Operations (SecOps) Intelligence Service, its research practice focusing on threat detection, investigation, and response, as well as security operations center (SOC) issues. Eric also monitors global cybersecurity trends and top-tier cybersecurity vendors in North America. He has been covering, researching, or speaking on enterprise information technology for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Omdia (Ovum) in 2019, Eric spent nearly four years at GlobalData, where he was responsible for tracking and analyzing the enterprise network security infrastructure product segment, as well as top-tier enterprise security vendor technology and strategy. He has also extensively researched topics including EMM/UEM, deception, and security technology integration. Eric previously spent nearly 15 years as a highly regarded technology journalist and editor at leading B2B publisher TechTarget, serving as executive editor for the Security Media Group, managing news, technical, and multimedia content. He is a nine-time ASBPE award winner, the B2B publishing industry's most prestigious award for excellence.


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