HTTPS scanning ensures that SSL-secured web traffic can be processed and made available to other filtering functions on Web Gateway. This scanning mode is also known as SSL scanning.
The HTTPS or SSL scanning process includes several elements, which contribute to this it in different ways.
After the initial setup, the following configuration items are available on Web Gateway for running and controlling an HTTPS scanning process:
- HTTPS Scanning rule set — Default rule set for HTTPS scanning
This rule set is part of the default rule set system, but it is not enabled by default. You can enable this rule set and also modify it to meet the requirements of network.
You can also extend the HTTPS scanning process or create your own process.
- SSL Scanner settings — Default settings for the SSL Scanner module, which handles important parts of the HTTP scanning process, such as certificate verification and content inspection.
More settings for modules that handle certificates used in SSL-secured traffic are also available.
To modify or extend the HTTPS scanning process, or to create your own process, you can use these items as a starting point.