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Q&A Why does the Silverline proxy infrastructure require a cert/key pair?

 Question

Why does the Silverline proxy infrastructure require a cert/key pair?

  • What are the cert/key pairs used for on Silverline proxy infrastructure?
  • Do Transparent SSL profiles require a cert/key pair? Why? 

 

Environment

  • Silverline DDoS 
  • Proxy / Proxies
  • SSL Cert / Profile
    • Cert/Key

 

Answer 

The proxy setup requires a cert/key pair in order to allow the inspection on the layer 7 traffic in order to be able to inspect HTTPS encrypted traffic and be able to mitigate potential L7 attacks.

Even though Transparent SSL profiles do a pass-through only, our proxy infrastructure requires the cert/key pair in order to inspect traffic. With transparent profiles, we are not offloading SSL on our side, but only inspecting the traffic as it passes through our infrastructure. 

 

 

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