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A10 Networks partners with Webroot for web classification service

A10 Networks

A10 Networks has announced that it will incorporate the Webroot BrightCloud, Web Classification Service into the A10 Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) product line in order to improve the performance, efficiency and compliance of SSL traffic decryption. With this integration the customers will be able to scrutinise and secure SSL traffic while bypassing communications to sensitive sites such as banking and healthcare applications.

The companies are able to protect the users’ devices and applications with the help of this combined service. By adding Web Classification to Thunder ADC, customers using A10’s innovative SSL Intercept feature can granularly control which types of SSL or TLS traffic to decrypt and which types to forward without inspection. The Thunder ADC’s SSL Intercept feature eliminates the blind spot imposed by SSL encryption, offloading CPU-intensive SSL decryption functions that enable security devices to inspect all encrypted traffic. Moreover, it decrypts SSL-encrypted traffic and forwards it to third-party security devices like firewalls, threat prevention platforms, or monitoring and analytics products for deep packet inspection (DPI).

Speaking about the combined service, Jason Matlof, Vice President of Marketing at A10 Networks said, “Our customers use a wide array of security products to analyze and protect their users and their data. Unfortunately, many of these security products cannot inspect SSL traffic, exposing organizations to attack and data exfiltration. By partnering with Webroot, we can provide visibility into SSL traffic without unnecessarily decrypting communications to highly sensitive websites and federally regulated data.”

On the other hand, Scott Merkle, Vice President of Enterprise and OEM Sales at Webroot commented, “We are excited to partner with A10 Networks and integrate our market-leading web classification capabilities with A10 Networks’ innovative SSL inspection solution. Together, we can empower organizations to identify threats lurking in SSL traffic while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.”

This Webroot BrightCloud Web Classification Service enables network and security vendors to help enterprise customers protect users against web threats and meet regulatory compliance requirements. The advanced, self-learning Webroot Intelligence Network continuously scans the internet, leaving no place for threats to hide. This new combined web service is available for annual subscription.

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