Encryption vs. Visibility: Why SecOps Must Decrypt Traffic for Analysis

How to embrace advanced encryption without introducing risk

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Approximately 80% of network traffic is encrypted today, up from 30% in 2014. Not only does this make it harder for IT teams to spot and troubleshoot problems, but attackers are using this trend to hide their activities from your SOC:

  • As of 2019, 63% of malicious traffic is encrypted
  • Data security trends and standards like TLS 1.3 continue to push advanced encryption such as Perfect Forward Secrecy, meaning your security team is blind to that traffic

Some security vendors try to claim that telemetry alone is enough for threat detection and response because they can't decrypt traffic at all, or can only do so with costly performance impacts.

Read the white paper to learn more about why decryption is crucial for hybrid security, what options are currently available for your enterprise, and how ExtraHop Reveal(x) delivers cloud-native network detection and response with real-time, out-of-band decryption that won't impact availability.