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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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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

How Always-On SSL Boosts Your Google Ranking
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
RESOURCE: This infographic explores how to improve SEO ranking and be found by more customers through always-on SSL.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

Rank Higher on Google with Always-On SSL
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to improve SEO ranking and be found by more customers through always-on SSL.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

How to Choose A Certificate Authority For Safer Web Security
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the role of 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: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Increase E-commerce Conversion Rates with Extended Validation SSl Certificates
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how deploying an EV certificate on your eCommerce website can protect against threats, while showing your customers that they can transact with confidence, helping increase your sites conversion rates.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

GeoTrust, Inc.

Understanding Valdation: Understanding the Art and Science of SSL Certificate Validation
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper acts as a buyer's guide to choosing the right level of SSL certificate validation for your organization.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

GeoTrust, Inc.

Why Always-on SSL is Critical for Company Websites Today
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how always-on SSL offers enhanced security to protect against these attacks, while delivering several additional business benefits.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

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

Geek Guide: Apache Web Servers and SSL Authentication
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide walks through what SSL/TLS is (and isn't), how you can create or buy a certificate, how to install that certificate into an Apache server and then how to configure Apache such that a subset of URLs on your system are covered by SSL.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

2015 Information Security Trends: What's Next?
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webinar examines what information security and threat analysts can expect in 2015. Topics will include using threat intelligence before and after data breaches, information sharing, the Internet of Things, and the role of the CISO.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Feb 26, 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

Hidden Dangers Lurking in E-Commerce
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an overview of the SSL certificated market, the six golden rules of purchasing SSL certificates and how Symantec addresses each of the golden rules.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Six Golden Rules for Selecting an SSL or TLS Certificate
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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 Corporation

The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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 Corporation

Website Security Threat Report Part 3
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download part 3 of this Website Security Threat Report to discover how the public made criminal's lives easier in falling for the latest social media attacks and online scams. Plus, take an invaluable look ahead and benefit from our security recommendations and best practices.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Website Security Threat Report Part 1
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This website security threat report will give enterprises, small businesses and consumers essential information to help secure their systems from threat vulnerabilities. Continue reading to access emerging trends in attacks, malicious code activity, phishing, and spam.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover a detailed breakdown of the real total cost of ownership of a self-sign SSL certificate.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

SSL Certificates: The Return of the DSA Algorithm
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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 Corporation

Beginner's Guide to SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: The key to web security is SSL, and this white paper can help you understand exactly what SSL is and how it works.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec

Not All Certificate Authorities Are Created Equal
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Making the right CA choice can ensure your online security. In this white paper, discover what a secure CA looks like.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Symantec

Emerging SSL threats: New techniques and countermeasures
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn about specific methods attackers are using to exploit SSL and how to defend against them.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 27 Apr 2015

TOPICS:  SSL | SSL VPN
SearchSecurity.com

Your Quick Reference Guide to Always-On SSL
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of always-on SSL and how you can implement it on your sites.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Symantec

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 decryption strategy.  View now to learn more
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Gigamon

SSL Decryption for Greater Threat Visibility
sponsored by Gigamon
WEBCAST: This webcast explores a new approach to SSL security and decryption.  View now to learn more and how to enhance your current security solutions.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2014

Gigamon

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.
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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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