In order to strengthen encryption standards, the Certification Authority/Browser (CA/B) Forum and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have mandated the switch from 1024-bit RSA keys to 2048-bit RSA keys for SSL traffic, effective January 1, 2014. This improved standard will require five times greater performance for Web servers and proxies. As a result, organizations relying on appliance-based security will be challenged with time-consuming and complex hardware and infrastructure upgrades to scale capacity.
"As SSL encryption increases in complexity and is widely adopted by Web services, organizations will be challenged to obtain complete visibility into network traffic to ensure security and compliance," said Amit Sinha, CTO, Zscaler. "Advanced threats callbacks may try to leverage SSL tunnels to escape detection or employees may try to leak data through encrypted lines, but Zscaler provides total visibility into 2048-bit SSL traffic, without the cost and complexity of manually upgrading traditional security appliances."
Read more about SSL 2048-bit encryption at the Zscaler Security Cloud blog: http://blog.zscaler.com/are-you-resolved-inspect-ssl-2048-2014
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