Next Generation Firewalls May Not Stop Malware

| September 25, 2018

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Bad actors and malicious insiders are concealing threats in encrypted traffic in an attempt to steal sensitive data. In fact, it is predicted that as much as 70% of cyberattackswill use encryption as part of their delivery mechanism by 2019. Meanwhile, the use of encryption is growing rapidly. The latest data shows  85 percent of the internet in North America is encrypted today, creating a gaping blind spot that’s ripe for exploitation.

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