The different protocols (TCP, SSL and HTTPS) that appear in Reporter reports

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The different protocols (TCP, SSL and HTTPS) that appear in Reporter reports
You want to know about the different protocols (TCP, SSL and HTTPS) that appear in reports

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TCP is the default protocol logged for any unknown protocols. This would certainly occur if protocol detection is disabled on the ProxySG.

SSL is logged when the ProxySG has not intercepted HTTPS

HTTPS is logged when the ProxySG has intercepted HTTPS/SSL

In the case for HTTPS being logged the logical flow of the protocol would be:
Client https request > TCP:// (Connect) ---- (hand off) > SSL:// (SSL Layer checking the certificate etc ... at the SSL layer only) ---- hand off > HTTPS:// (interception mode).

HTTPS:// would not be seen if you were not intercepting traffic - you would only see TCP:// and SSL://
If you do not have a valid ProxySG SSL license you would see TCP://