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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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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

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

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

Protecting Your APIs Against Attack and Hijack with CA Layer 7
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 5 best practices to help thwart API threats, which require different strategies than traditional Web infrastructures.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

CA Technologies.

SearchSecurity.com University: Why SSL Certificate Security Matters
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this Security School lesson, you'll learn about specific methods used to exploit SSL and how to defend against them.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 24 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

SSL Certificate Management: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Errors are bound to occur when SSL certificate management is handled manually. Learn how to avoid these common mistakes by reading this expert e-guide by penetration tester at First Base Technologies, Rob Shapland.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 18 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Organizations Struggle through a Tough Year for SSL Protocols
sponsored by Symantec Website Security
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
sponsored by Symantec Website Security
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

Citrix

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

How SSL and TLS Secure Network Transactions
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how SSL and TLS can be used to defend any type of network traffic.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Blue Coat Systems

How To Avoid Heartbleed Or Similar SSL Related Vulnerabilities?
sponsored by i-Sprint Innovations
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores top strategies for resolving Heartbleed and similar SSL-related vulnerabilities.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

i-Sprint Innovations

Cloud Security Designed for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a brief overview of an Amazon Web Services security solution that relies on security pros to customize its offered features to efficiently and effectively defend your assets in the cloud.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

Trend Micro

Computer Weekly – 22 April 2014: Adapting to life after Heartbleed
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we investigate the most significant flaw in recent history to impact the internet. The Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL leaves millions of internet servers vulnerable to attack. Hackers have already exploited Heartbleed to steal passwords from the Mumsnet parenting site. What can websites do to foil future attacks?
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

The Pros and Cons of SSL Decryption for Enterprise Network Monitoring
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: SearchSecurity.com expert on network security, Brad Casey discusses the pros and cons of SSL decryption to determine its viability as an enterprise network monitoring aid. Read the e-guide and hear his opinion on how to use SSL decryption as an enterprise security tactic.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 17 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation
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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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