How to view active ssl sessions?

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How to view active ssl sessions?

L4 Transporter

I am planning to bring in a new ssl decryption appliance to my current network. How can I guage the ssl throughput  on my curent PA-5020 to make decision on right size of appliance?




L6 Presenter

Well the public specs are around 2Gb of capacity through the appliance when doing features other than App-ID. 


Are you going to be putting this appliance before or after the FW?  You're wanting it to have the same SSL performance capabilities as your 5020?


This appliance will be in-line(Probably layer-2) with firewall. Yes, we want same ssl performance as on firewall. Before making any decisions on product, I want to guage our ssl throughput because we hardly touch 150Mbps(Total) throughput at any point.

Can I ask why you're wanting to get a separate SSL appliance?  The firewall can SSL decrypt redirect (mirror) native on the appliance.


I admit I don't know how to get you exactly what you're looking for.  Are you wanting decrypted SSL or just general SSL throughput?  You should easily be able to use ACC to get general SSL throughput but getting a "bps" decrypted throughput will probably be challenging. 


It might be safer getting an appliance that can do 1Gbps of decrypted SSL.  That way you had plenty of headway and don't need to revisit this topic in the future.

I am very comfortable doing decryption on firewall but I learnt there would be a significant performance loss if done.

So, we want to deploy a dedicated appliance. Not sure about sizing. So, I am struggling to get the numbers right.

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