Interesting to read that IT security vendor Blue Coat Systems claims that SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) traffic now represents a sizeable amount of WAN traffic and also predicts the level will rise in 2007.
The irony of this is that these organisations clearly believe that SSL is a secure application.
Sorry guys it isn't, as Blue Coat uses technology from a firm called Broadcom to decrypt up to 400 SSL sessions in real time.
This little snippet was revealed to me at the Infosecurity Show in London last year - by Blue Coat.
I later confirmed the story with Broadcom. Blue Coat doesn't give company punters the ability to decrypt the SSL sessions themselves, you'll be pleased to hear - it's part of a advisory service the firm offers to major corporates who are worried what is happening on their network.
So there you go - perfectly safe then...