We have talked about the importance of sound key management and protection of keys in previous blogs
as well as attacks on SSL, such as Heartbleed SSL, man-in-the-middle and Poodle, where attackers could potentially gain access to private keys. Business critical applications handling sensitive information make use of SSL as the default means of securing critical connections on the internet and internal networks. Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are common devices in data centers that not only help balance the load on Web Servers providing applications to consumers but also provide additional functionality that enhances service delivery and quality. In order to perform some of these functions, ADCs need access to the data within SSL sessions and therefore the keys that are used to protect sensitive data in those sessions.