This MIB module is for managing a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Proxy device which terminates and accelarates SSL and Transport Layer Security (TLS) transactions. The proxy device can act as a SSL server or a SSL client depending on the configuration and the application. In one application, the device acts as a proxy SSL server. It terminates SSL handshakes and TCP connections initiated by SSL clients. The device is configured with a key and a certificate bearing the identity of the SSL server. The device uses this identity to establish the SSL session on behalf of the server, offloading the key establishment and data encryption and decryption work. After the SSL session has been successfully established between the client and the proxy device, the device starts to receive and decrypt the encrypted data sent from the client and forward to the server. The device forwards the clear data to the server on a backend connection. Clear data sent from the server is encrypted by the proxy device before it is forwarded to the SSL client. Optionally, the proxy device is configured to reencrypt the decrypted data sent from the client to the server. The proxy device acts as a SSL client to initiate a SSL session to the server. The decrypted data is encrypted within this SSL session to be forwarded to the server. The encrypted data sent from the server to the device is decrypted and then reencrypted before it is forwarded to the client. In another application, the proxy device forwards data generated by one or more sources to the destination via a SSL session. The proxy device acts as a SSL client and intiates a SSL session to the next hop device. When data is received from the source, the proxy device forwards the data to the next hop using the SSL session. The next hop can continue to forward the data if it is not the destination. The proxy device supports a number of proxy services. Each proxy service defines the role of the proxy device, whether it acts as a SSL server or a SSL client. The rest of the configuration include cryptographic and protocol parameters. This MIB is used for monitoring the configuration, statuses and statistics of the proxy services and the protocols including TCP, SSL and TLS.

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Cisco Systems, Inc.
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2003-10-27 00:00
Initial version of this MIB module.