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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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Uncover Threats in SSL Traffic: The Ultimate Guide to SSL Inspection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to see all the features you should have in a SSL inspection platform.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

A10 Networks

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn why SSL-based security platforms with solid track records of meeting new challenges are the best way to defend and future-proof e-commerce environments against a growing and dynamic internet threat environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with Symantec™ SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide will help you 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, and to take advantage of powerful capabilities such as Subject Alternative Names (SANs).
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

Beginner's Guide to SSL Certificates: Making the Best Choice When Considering Your Online Security Options
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This helpful guide explains how the effective implementation of SSL certificates is critical to protecting your customers, earning their trust, and ensuring your success when it comes to conducting business online.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

Citrix NetScaler- A Foundation for Next-Generation Datacenter Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at traditional security concerns, plus a look at new security models that are paving the way today. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Jan 2015

Citrix

Five Ways Network Virtualization Will Revolutionize IT
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will revolutionize IT and change the way you think about network connectivity, and perhaps even application development.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Healthcare organization improves security
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Promise Healthcare is able to speed access to medical applications with 35 percent faster network performance while achieving HIPAA compliance. Read this paper to learn how next-generation firewalls enable organizations to block even the most sophisticated threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Dell, Inc.

Overcoming exploits that use advanced evasion techniques and SSL encryption
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a next-generation firewall solution to help you overcome obfuscation and advanced evasion techniques. Read this paper to learn about today's most advanced attacks and how to perform comprehensive SSL decryption and inspection.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc.

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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