Firewall Scalability: Using SSL vs. Clear Text
Roughly 80% of web traffic is encrypted. However, performance can drop significantly when decryption is enabled on a firewall.
Knowing this, vendors disable decryption by default. Therefore, we felt it was important to provide in-depth metrics and help you plan for scaling your network when content is encrypted using SSL vs. Clear Text.
This paper is a supplement to our Enterprise and Cloud Network Firewall test reports. It is being made available for free to members.
Download the full paper here: CyberRatings_TLS_SSL_Performance_Degradation_April2023
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