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In today’s digital world, your business is constantly at risk. No matter if it’s ransomware or some other threat, it’s imperative you do all that you can to safeguard your network.

One of the most common ways you can protect your information is through the use of encryption. However, while encryption has its benefits — it also can create blind spots in your firewall, thereby giving attackers a direct path into your network. Luckily there is DPI-SSL.

 

What is DPI-SSL

 

The term DPI-SSL means “Deep Packet Inspection of Secure Socket Layer.” SonicWALL. Simply put, this type of technology decrypts the traffic coming into your site, scans it for threats and determines whether it should be allowed to pass into your network or whether it should be blocked. If

Think of DPI-SSL as a gatekeeper to your website. When someone is attempting to visit your site, DPI-SSL intercepts that entry, analyzes the validity of the visitor’s security certificate and then decides whether it is allowed to enter or if it should be blocked.

In essence, DPI-SSL is crucial to maintain the security of your site. Without it, digital threats such as malware can pass into your site uninterrupted and wreak havoc — and in some cases, gain unlimited access to the information on your site.

 

How to Implement DPI-SSL

 

The first step in implementing DPI-SSL is setting up your firewall with the appropriate capabilities. If you’re unsure of whether your firewall is up to par or have no clue what a firewall is in the first place, then it’s best to partner with a proven IT service provider capable of implementing the appropriate security measures.

North Shore Data Services offers SonicWALL Firewall Appliances that provide not only additional security, but also application control and data leakage prevention for analyzing encrypted HTTPAS and other SSL-based traffic.

Contact us today to learn more about our proven IT security services.

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