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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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Network Encryption and its Impact on Enterprise Security
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this research report, discover just how complicated SSL/TLS decryption and inspection methodologies have become and learn why you should make encrypted traffic management a near-term priority to address sophisticated SSL cyber threats.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Eliminating Virtual Network Security Blindspots
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a holistic security approach using NPM, DLP, and SSL decryption to mitigate malware threats on virtualized networks. View now to learn more.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

Gigamon

5 Steps to SSL Decryption
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an alternative, five step SSL decrpytion strategy.  View now to learn more
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Gigamon

SSL Traffic Management to Meet Your Needs
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover a tool that gives you the all the capabilities you need for effective traffic monitoring.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Blue Coat Systems

How to Choose A Certificate Authority for Safer Web Security
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper sheds light on the seven measures a trustworthy CA needs to take and how to choose a reliable CA.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

4 Steps to Simplifying SSL Management
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the three challenges of SSL certificates and why the ad hoc security approach fails. View now to explore a new approach to simplifying SSL certificate management and reducing complexity in four steps.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Network Encryption and its Impact on Enterprise Security
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why SSL/TSL decryption and inspection methodologies are being abandoned in favor of more strategic approaches. View now to learn the three crucial characteristics of and how to improve the resiliency and performance of your network security strategy.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015

Blue Coat Systems

SSL Accerleration Checklist
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges of SSL management and offers steps to remedy them. Read on to explore the critical requirements checklist for an SSL acceleration platform.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Revolutionizing Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests ways for you to create a comprehensive security system that works against today's complex threat landscape.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paperpresents a buyer's guide to choosing a next-gen SSL platform to secure consumer personal information and enterprise data. View now to learn the tell-tale signs of a faulty platform and the key characteristics to look for in a trusted strategy.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

TSL/SSL: Best Practices and Applications
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore how TLS works and the 14 best practices for its use. View now to learn why a trusted Certificate Authority is needed and more.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Securing Your Business Against SSL-Based Attacks
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover the four challenges of defending against DoS-based SSL attacks. Read on to learn why current defense solutions are falling short and the triple layer defense strategy that replaces them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Radware

Citrix NetScaler: A Foundation for Next-Gen Datacenter Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how NetScaler is meeting modern demands for more robust datacenter security.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2012

Citrix

Keep Your Customers Safe from Phishing
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper presents one possible solution to the problem of phishing and helps you ensure the safety of your customers' data.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Unveil the Truth Behind Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs)
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the fundamentals of a load balancing system and its evolution to an ADC.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

Citrix

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals what IaaS providers should look for when selecting application delivery solutions to power networking service offerings.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Sep 2014

Array Networks

SSL Offloading and Acceleration in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how you can ensure high performance in both virtualized cloud and data center environments.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Array Networks

ADCs for SaaS That Are Scalable, Adaptable, Affordable & Simple
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover the attributes of a SaaS optimized ADC and how these attributes link to the requirements of DevOps and infrastructure teams tasked with operationalizing SaaS applications.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Array Networks

A Quick Guide to SSL for Apps
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to create a stronger, more trustworthy SSL implementation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Wildcard and SAN: Understanding Multi-Use SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Find out about how Multi-Use SSL Certificates such as Wildcard and SAN certificates can provide greater flexibility to simplify certificate management and reduce costs.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

SSL for Apps: Best Practices for Developers
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the necessary steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to create a stronger, more trustworthy SSL implementation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Spoofing Server-Server Communication: How You Can Prevent It
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this must-read white paper, you'll learn how to prevent the new SSL Strip threat that could compromise your secure applications.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Protecting Users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking Attacks with SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the Firesheep Wi-Fi attack tool and other sidejacking attacks with SSL and explains how to avoid these attacks.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Deploying Microsoft Exchange 2013 Just Got Easier
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative guide that explains how to deploy Microsoft Exchange 2013 with an ADC that ensures remote access and load balancing of core components.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

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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