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ALSO CALLED: Secure Socket Layer, Secure Sockets Layer
DEFINITION: The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a commonly-used protocol for managing the security of a message transmission on the Internet. SSL has recently been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is based on SSL. SSL uses a program layer located between the Internet's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and Transport Control Protocol (TCP) layers. SSL is included as part of both the Microsoft  … 
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7 Measures of Scalability for your Next-Generation Firewall (Gov)
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to build a massively scalable next-generation firewall (NGFW) in this comprehensive white paper. It also outlines the kind of technical innovations needed to produce a massively scalable NGFW, and results from a benchmark test comparing the four leading next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Dell Software

Next-Gen Security
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Find out how SSL decryption and inspection can keep attackers away from your data and out of your network. Given that SSL threats are likely to increase, it's more important than ever for businesses to consider purchasing next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

Dell Software

Best practices for implementing 2048-bit SSL
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The role of secure sockets layer (SSL) technology is no longer a luxury, it is now a crucial part of all networking systems. This guide explores some best practices for implementing 2048-bit SSL and how it can benefit your network infrastructure.
Posted: 03 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Citrix

How To Secure Online Activities
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The Internet is not automatically a secure or safe place to be. However, if one system's security is more daunting to overcome than another's, then attackers might focus on the system that is easier to compromise.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

How to Build a Massively Scalable Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to build a massively scalable next-generation firewall (NGFW) in this comprehensive white paper. It also outlines the kind of technical innovations needed to produce a massively scalable NGFW, and results from a benchmark test comparing the four leading next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

Dell Software

12 Essential Tips for Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Do you know what to look for in an intrusion protection system? Read our e-book, "12 Things Effective Intrusion Protection Systems Should Do," and learn to detect and block the latest generation of exploits used to attack computer systems and resist the most sophisticated evasion techniques.
Posted: 19 Oct 2012 | Published: 19 Oct 2012

Dell Software

Application Delivery Controllers and the A10 Advantage
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, discover an application delivery controller (AD) solution that accelerates, optimizes, secures, and scales application traffic in both physical and virtual servers to meet today's demands.
Posted: 26 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

A10 Networks

Your Guide for Migrating from 1024-bit to Stronger SSL Certificate Key Lengths
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As a proactive measure, the NIST has recommended that organizations eliminate 1024-bit RSA certificates in favor of stronger keys. Learn about the upcoming change in key lengths and find tips for managing your transition to using stronger certificates.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Managing SSL Certificates with Ease
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn some of the most common pitfalls associated with SSL certificate management and how SSL certificate management tools can help keep information confidential and secure.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Website Security Threat Report, Part Two
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This website security threat report focuses on the threats that impact your website and online business. Access this resource to understand the threat landscape and understand how you can protect your company and your infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper explores the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificate, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture verses working with a third party SSL vendor.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec Corporation

Introduction to Web Analytics for E-Commerce: How to Track Activity to Optimize Your Website
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the basics of web analytics and why they're important, what metrics you should track, and how you can use this information to optimize your site and encourage customers to visit often and buy more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

GeoTrust, Inc.

Why Switch to Thawte?
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource provides three key reasons why you should switch to a leading online security provider trusted by millions around the world.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

Thawte in Education
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a number of trends accelerating the urgency of deploying SSL across distributed campuses and how this approach can ensure safety and security in higher educational networks.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

High Performance, High Capacity 2048/4096-bit SSL Offload
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains the need for secure socket layer (SSL) offloading in order to reduce added pressure on central processing units (CPUs) from 4096-bit keys.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

A10 Networks

Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

9 Reasons Why NetScaler Beats F5
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper compares two market-leading application delivery controllers (ADCs) to help your organizations find the one that best aligns with your business needs.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Citrix

Server-Gated Cryptography: Providing Better Security for More Users
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Server-Gated Cryptography (SGC)-enabled SSL certificates are crucial to protecting your organization and your end-users in the threat-filled vastness of cyberspace.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 10 May 2013

Thawte Inc.

Digital Certificates and the Apache Web Server
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide offers support on how to test, purchase, install, and use digital certificates for SSL connections on your Apache web server. View now to learn more.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 07 May 2013

Thawte Inc.

Two-factor Authentication: A Tokenless Approach
sponsored by PortalGuard
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-use two-factor authentication solution that offers greater security for your organization than leveraging password authentication alone.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

PortalGuard

Securing your Online Data Transfer with SSL
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to SSL security highlighting how it operates. Also included, is a discussion of the various applications of SSL certificates as well as their appropriate deployment. Additionally, uncover details regarding how to test SSL certificates on your web server.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Securing your Microsoft Internet InformationServices (MS IIS) Web Server with a Thawte Digital Certificate
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource is designed to take the guesswork out of implementing SSL for Exchange 2010, making it easier than ever to get the SSL certificate you need for a successful and secure Exchange implementation.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Simplify SSL Certificate Management Across the Enterprise
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Managing SSL Certificates has become a complex task especially for organizations with multiple locations, divisions and increasing Web-based services. In this resource, uncover a five (5) step guide to help you take control on SSL Certificates across the enterprise and key recommendations.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

How to choose a Certificate Authority
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the role of Certificate Authorities (CAs) in web security, including what measures a CA can take to promote trust in its certificates and the criteria to consider when choosing the best CA for the job.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

VeriSign EMEA

8 reasons why Citrix NetScaler beats the competition
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Is your network ready for the Cloud? Not with other ADCs.  This free report explains how Citrix NetScaler beats the competition. Shift to Citrix NetScaler.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Citrix
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SSL DEFINITION (continued): …  and Netscape browsers and most Web server products. Developed by Netscape, SSL also gained the support of Microsoft and other Internet client/server developers as well and became the de facto standard until evolving into Transport Layer Security. The "sockets" part of the term refers to the sockets method of passing data back and forth between a client and a server program in a network or between program layers in the same computer. SSL uses the public-and-private key encryption system from RSA, which also includes the use of a digital certificate. TLS and SSL are an integral part of most Web … 
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