August 29, 2021

SSL Off-loading at Load Balancer Vs Common Scrubbing zone

Hi guys,

When a user submits an online form on a website over HTTPS, I understand that the common practice is to do SSL offloading at the Load Balancer before traffic enters the on-prem network. Thereafter, the data is sent in the clear to the web server. (pls correct me if I am wrong.)

I saw that a vendor is proposing to have a scrubbing zone where SSL traffic is decrypted and distributed to modules such as WAF, IPS, IDS, Malware detection for analysis . Thereafter, the traffic is re-encrypted again before sending it to the webserver via TLS.

Can I check if the latter is a common practice and what are your views on the setup?


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