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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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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.

Mitigating Web Security Risk with SSL Certificates: Benefits and Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights several benefits and best practices when using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) applications to authenticate users, applications and Web services.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

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

Securely Implement and Configure SSL to Ward Off SSL Vulnerabilities
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Expert Nick Lewis, CISSP, information security architect as Saint Louis University, covers in this e-guide how to implement and configure SSL's to ward off vulnerabilities within your organization.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 17 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Your Guide for Migrating from 1024-bit to Stronger SSL Certificate Key Lengths
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As a proactive measure, the NIST has recommended that organizations eliminate 1024-bit RSA certificates in favor of stronger keys. Learn about the upcoming change in key lengths and find tips for managing your transition to using stronger certificates.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Managing SSL Certificates with Ease
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn some of the most common pitfalls associated with SSL certificate management and how SSL certificate management tools can help keep information confidential and secure.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

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

SSL Certificate Management: Avoiding Common Mistakes
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the most common mistakes in implementing and managing SSL certificates, and how to avoid them.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 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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