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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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Best Practices for Eliminating SSL Encrypted Traffic Blind Spots
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WEBCAST: Learn how to apply policies and protection to combat threats hidden in HTTPS traffic and applications in this helpful webcast.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Jan 22, 2016

Blue Coat Systems

Privacy and Safety: How SSL Certificates Empower Your Business
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, learn the 6 golden rules for selecting an SSL or TLS certificate as well as tips and best practices for simple implementation and management. Discover how to put your users' minds to rest with the right SSL.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 07 Oct 2015

Symantec Website Security Solutions

New Buyers of SSL Certificates FAQs
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WHITE PAPER: Industry analyst Chris Kissel presents and answers the top FAQs asked by new SSL certificate buyers to ease the purchasing process.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2015

Symantec Website Security Solutions

Encrypted Traffic Management for Dummies
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, you'll learn everything you need to know about keeping SSL-encrypted traffic both private and secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Six Golden Rules for Selecting an SSL or TLS Certificate
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the SSL certificate market, the 6 golden rules of purchasing SSL certificates, and more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Symantec Website Security Solutions

The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an in-depth breakdown of the top 10 TLS/SSL client, server and application best practices.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Website Security Solutions

SSL Certificates: The Return of the DSA Algorithm
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the shortcoming of the RSA algorithm and how the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) developed in 1991 is making a return in a big way to trip up cybercriminals.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Symantec Website Security Solutions

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 shows you how you can achieve a balance of performance, security and privacy with your SSL encrypted applications. Access now to gain control over your WAN links, accelerating good data and denying bad, regardless of SSL encryption.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Blue Coat Systems

TSL/SSL: Best Practices and Applications
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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 Website Security Solutions

Keep Your Customers Safe from Phishing
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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 Website Security Solutions

Application Delivery as an Infrastructure Service
sponsored by Array Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a solution for IaaS providers to use in order to expand their load balancing services.
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 offload SSL encryption from virtual servers and virtual load balancers to efficiently achieve high levels of performance and scalability in cloud and virtualized environments.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 26 Jan 2015

Array Networks

SSL for Apps: Best Practices for Developers
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
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 Website Security Solutions

Organizations Struggle through a Tough Year for SSL Protocols
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn the three primary SSL security issues and the common mistakes organizations make when trying to secure their website. Continue reading and discover how to avoid falling prey to the top SSL/TLS threats.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 09 Feb 2016

Symantec Website Security

Uncover Threats in Network Traffic: The Ultimate Guide to SSL Inspection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Don't let hackers evade your network defenses through encrypted traffic. Access this resource and learn ways to gain insight into encrypted data by decrypting inbound and outbound SSL traffic.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

A10 Networks

SSL Certificate Management: How to Avoid Common Mistakes
sponsored by Symantec Website Security
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the most common SSL certificate management mistakes and provides advice on how to avoid them. Discover how to choose the best certificates for your enterprise's needs, manage renewal of certificates, and more.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 08 Feb 2016

Symantec Website Security

SSL Certificate Management: A Practical Guide
sponsored by Symantec Website Security
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide breaks down SSL certificate management into practical, accessible terms. Discover the basics of SSL certificates, learn how you can prevent and troubleshoot problems in certificate management, and see examples of SSL certificate management tools at work.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 08 Feb 2016

Symantec Website Security

How One Airborne Wi-Fi Provider Issued Fake Google SSL Certificates, and Faced the Consequences
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EGUIDE: This e-guide features a case study on how Gogo LLC issued fake Google SSL certificates. Learn how this incident caused ripples in the security industry, and uncover ways some vendors are increasingly observing encrypted traffic.
Posted: 09 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Symantec Website Security

SSL/TLS Visibility: Determining Your Network Security Blind Spot Cost
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will assist you in calculating the cost of leaving the SSL/TLS network security blind spot open to hackers and presents strategies to mitigate risks.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic lays out sobering statistics about encrypted traffic attacks and describes how encrypted traffic management can help mitigate these risks.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Network Encryption and its Impact on Security
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This research report looks at the prevalence of network traffic encryption and decryption, examining the challenges these practices present
Posted: 16 Sep 2015 | Published: 16 Sep 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Case Study: Secure Employee Remote Access through Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
CASE STUDY: This case study examines how a London-based mobile communications retailer secure employee remote access.
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2013

HID

The Problem with the Padlock
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: TLS/SSL is no longer a Web security cornerstone. While the industry responds to its vulnerabilities, with TLS 1.3, learn what else you must do to keep your connections secure.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 16 Jul 2015

SearchSecurity.com

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

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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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