SSL data streams

The intrusion prevention module supports filtering of SSL traffic. The SSL dialog allows you to create SSL configurations for a given credential-port pair on one or more interfaces. Credentials can be imported in PKCS#12 or PEM format, and Windows computers have the option of using CryptoAPI directly. The credentials file must include the private key.

Filtering of SSL traffic is only supported by the Deep Security Agent, not the Deep Security Virtual Appliance. The Agent does not support filtering SSL connections on which SSL compression is implemented.

Start the SSL Configuration Wizard

Open the Details window of the computer you wish to configure, go to Intrusion Prevention > Advanced > SSL Configurations, and click on View SSL Configurations to display the SSL Computer Configurations window. Click New to display the first page of the SSL Configuration wizard.

1. Select Interface(s)

Specify whether this configuration will apply to all interfaces on this computer or just one.

2. Select Port(s)

Either enter the (comma-separated) ports you want this configuration to apply to, or select a Port List.

You will also have to change the port settings on the computer's Details window. (See below.)

3. IP Selection

Specify whether SSL intrusion prevention analysis should take place on all IP addresses for this computer, or just one. (This feature can be used to set up multiple virtual computers on a single computer.)

4. Specify Source of Credentials

Specify whether you will provide the credentials file yourself, or whether the credentials are already on the computer. The credentials file must include the private key.

5. Specify Type of Credentials

If you have chosen to provide the credentials now, enter their type, location, and pass phrase (if required).

If you've indicated that the credentials are on the computer, specify the type of credentials to look for.

6. Provide Credential Details

If you are using PEM or PKCS#12 credential formats stored on the computer, identify the location of the credential file and the file's pass phrase (if required).

If you are using Windows CryptoAPI credentials, choose the credentials from the list of credentials found on the computer.

The following table contains a list of supported ciphers:

Hex value OpenSSL name IANA name NSS name Deep Security Agent version
0x00,0x04 RC4-MD5 TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5 SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5 4.5 or higher
0x00,0x05 RC4-SHA TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA SSL_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA 4.5 or higher
0x00,0x2F AES128-SHA TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA 4.5 or higher
0x00,0x35 AES256-SHA TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA 4.5 or higher
0x00,0x3C AES128-SHA256 TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 9.5 SP1 or higher
0x00,0x3D AES256-SHA256 TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256 TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA256 9.5 SP1 or higher
0x00,0xBA TLS_RSA_WITH_CAMELLIA_128_CBC_SHA256 9.5 SP1 or higher
0x00,0xC0 CAMELLIA256-SHA TLS_RSA_WITH_CAMELLIA_256_CBC_SHA256 9.5 SP1 or higher
0x00,0x7C TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_RMD160 4.5 or higher
0x00,0x7D TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_RMD160 4.5 or higher
0x00,0x7E TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_RMD160 4.5 or higher

The following table contains a list of supported protocols:

Protocol Deep Security Agent version
SSL 3.0 4.5 or higher
TLS 1.0 4.5 or higher
TLS 1.1 9.5 SP1 or higher
TLS 1.2 9.5 SP1 or higher

7. Name and Describe this Configuration

Give a name to and provide a description of this SSL configuration.

8. Look Over the Summary and Close the SSL Configuration Wizard

Read the summary of the configuration operation and click Finish to close the wizard.

Change Port Settings in the computer Details window to Monitor SSL Ports.

Finally, you need to ensure that the agent is performing the appropriate intrusion prevention filtering on the SSL-enabled port(s). Go to Intrusion Prevention Rules in the computer's Details window to see the list of intrusion prevention rules being applied on this computer. Sort the rules by Application Type. Scroll down the list to find the Application Type(s) running on this computer (in this example, we will use "Web Server Common").

Right-click the "Web Server Common" Application Type heading and choose Application Type Properties (not Application Type Properties (Global)). This will display the Application Type's Properties window (in local edit mode).

Instead of using the inherited "HTTP" Port List, we will override it to include the port we defined during the SSL Configuration setup (port 9090 in this case) as well as port 80. Enter ports 9090 and 80 as comma-separated values and click OK to close the dialog. (Since you selected Application Type Properties, the changes you made will only be applied to this computer. The "Web Server Common" Application Type will remain unchanged on other computers.)

This computer is now configured for filtering SSL encrypted data streams.