Managing security in an encrypted world

(This show originally aired on May 30, 2016)

In the studio today we have Lou Giglio, manager, Federal Systems Integrators, Jeff Deal, district sales manager and Ron Cochran, systems engineer all from F5 Networks.

Front page news today is the role of encryption in consumer security.  This debate was most recently played out with Apple refusing to comply with a federal order involving encryption.

Jeff Deal, Lou Giglio, and Ron Cochran, F5 Networks
Jeff Deal, Lou Giglio, and Ron Cochran, F5 Networks

Federal information technology managers are responsible for the security of the data that passes across their networks.  What role does encrypted traffic play in this?  The focus of the discussion with F5 is how to manage security in an encrypted world.

During the interview, Giglio stated that approximately 30% of the most popular websites are using SSL.  In fact, SSL is projected to grow by 20% a year.  The team expands on the impact of inbound and outbound traffic.  The approach that F5 provides includes a concept called “Break and Inspect.”

When most people hear of F5 Networks, they think of its history with load balancing. Today, F5 is a billion dollar company employing over 4,000 people. The group from F5 gives some of the newer aspects of F5 that are important to the federal audience.

 

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