I want to block flash in our network. It can of cause be done through group policies on a host level but this will not affect flash installations that are included in products that aren't centrally managed.

The solution most mentioned is to block flash by the content type application/x-shockwave-flash but this will only work with HTTP traffic as Im not allowed to intercept SSL traffic. Is there a way to block flash without intercepting SSL?

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In a word: NO

If you aren't decoding the SSL stream, you have no idea what's in it.

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