Transport Layer Security

Discover how Xena's Vulcan platform can be used to reveal performance bottlenecks of TLS/HTTPS middleboxes/proxies, meet security performance testing requirements, and optimize security parameters.

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) are the most popular cryptographic protocols used by the web browsers, and websites around the world. HTTPS is now the de facto standard for most websites seeking to provide secure services to users, like Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, banks, ecommerce, etc.

Testing TLS performance helps network security equipment manufacturers, operators, enterprises, system integrators and so on, find the balance between security and performance. For the tests to be valid, the test equipment must be able to send encrypted TLS traffic through the DUT while it is operating in the TLS middlebox/proxy mode.

Supporting the latest encryption standard, Vulcan can reveal performance bottlenecks of TLS/HTTPS middleboxes/proxies, address security performance testing requirements, and optimize security parameters.

CONTENTS

  • Transport Layer Encryption
  • From Plain Text to Encryption
  • Need for Communication Security
  • History of SSL and TLS
  • How TLS Works
  • Need for TLS Middlebox Performance Testing
  • TLS About TCP
  • Close Notify Option
  • Optimizing TLS Record Size
  • TLS Key Exchange and Cipher Suites
  • Test Scenarios with TLS

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