As today’s enterprises deploy more software to the cloud, while integrating software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications into their critical business infrastructure, the need for security and monitoring is obvious. With this need, SSL/TLS Decryption has become the security protocol designed to facilitate data security and privacy for internet communications. Heading into 2020, over 80 percent of internet traffic is being encrypted, including communication between web applications and servers, such as a web browser loading a website, to other communications such as email, messaging, e-commerce, banking, file storage, and voice-over IP (VOIP). Understanding how this affects your network performance and security strategy becomes imperative. With the amount of today’s encrypted traffic, the importance of traffic inspection, balancing performance bottlenecks between tools, and protecting encrypted traffic is quickly becoming one of the top security architecture challenges. SSL/TLS Decryption can seem complicated, so we’ll try to break this down and understand why to incorporate this into your security strategy.