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SSL Certificates

Hi All,

Good Morning. This is just to ask for your ideas. One of the web server internally does not have a SSL certificate that they are accessing outside,

  1. Does their SonicWall Appliance can provide a SSL certificate for that web server?
  2. Is their web server still secured while having firewall(with all security services running) though their web server does not have a SSL cert.?

Thank you so much in advance.

Have a nice day and keep safe.



Category: Entry Level Firewalls

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    shiprasahu93shiprasahu93 Moderator
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    Hello @Rave_Romero12,

    Welcome to the SonicWall community.

    The SonicWall is a network device and can scan for malware/viruses over plain text traffic like HTTP and protect against them. It itself cannot act as a CA to provide SSL certs to an internal server.

    If you have configured port forwarding on HTTP, the firewall should be able to scan and protect the server. If the HTTPS traffic is being forwarded, the client to server connection is encrypted and the firewall cannot scan that traffic. Irrespective of the SSL cert, the HTTPS connection is encrypted as the SSL cert is used for the authenticity of the server.

    You can procure the SSL cert from any known CA and use server DPI SSL to protect against malware/virus transfer over HTTPS as well.


    Shipra Sahu

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services


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