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The SSL handshake could not be performed.

When one of our users visits the below website an SSL handshake failed error occurs, for the moment I have placed it in the SSL bypass list so they can access but I would be curious to know what causes these and if there is a better solution as we do seem to get several sites a month that display similar behaviour.

Running Web Gateway (26153)

Reason: error:00000000:lib(0):func(0):reason(0):SSL error at server handshake:state 25:Application response 500 handshakefailed

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McAfee Employee aloksard
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Re: The SSL handshake could not be performed.


Hope you are doing well.


On looking at output for this on it is seen that this web server only supports insecure ciphers  and older TLS version TLS 1.0

this web server looks to be a broken one.



Alok Sarda

McAfee Employee mkutrieba
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Re: The SSL handshake could not be performed.



as Alok has mentioned, this website is really insecure which can be double-checked at


I tried to access this websites and was only able to when editing the certificate verification setting and added cipher "RC4" to the cipher list.

Well, you could create a new setting with this cipher especically for such websites but at the end I would not recommend to do this due to insecurity.




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