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CISOs Struggle with Diminishing Tools to Protect Assets from Growing Threats
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8/21/2019 | 12:10:37 PM
Extending the life of security tools
It's true that tools are not keeping up with threats and scale brought by bad actors employing automation. 
It's also true that many tools in use today were designed for data centers and monolithic application architectures. The cloud, microservices, distributed and decentralized application architectures have radically changed both the playing field and the game for many of the tools and techniques out there. 

TLS 1.3 / TLS 1.2 with PFS renders MITM decryption unusable at worst and impractical at best. Tools that rely on decrypted packet traffic for inspection, detection and troubleshooting are out of luck when orgs are in the cloud and DevOps is pulling in 3rd party APIs from all over to create their next-gen apps. 

The best way to extend the life of those old tools is to keep delivering decrypted network traffic to them. An out-of-band decryption solution that uses symmetric key intercept (rather than relying on certs / pub / private keys) can continue to extend life of existing inspection, DLP, APT, DPI and monitoring tools. Of course, it's got to be able to run in the cloud, or an outpost or data center.


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