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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 Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

How To Secure Online Activities
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The Internet is not automatically a secure or safe place to be. However, if one system's security is more daunting to overcome than another's, then attackers might focus on the system that is easier to compromise.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

SuperMassive Series data sheet
sponsored by Dell Software
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The Dell™ SonicWALL™ SuperMassive™ Series is Dell's Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) platform designed for large networks to deliver scalability, reliability and deep security at multi-gigabit speeds with near zero latency.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell Software

Consumerization 101: Defining & Enforcing a Successful BYOD Policy
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchConsumerization.com explores the top concerns of consumerization and BYOD in and discusses how to create a successful BYOD policy that will help mitigate the risks. In addition, get the answers to today's top consumerization questions and learn how cloud storage can be a life-saver in the event of device loss/theft.
Posted: 21 Jan 2013 | Published: 21 Jan 2013

SearchSecurity.com

How SSL-Encrypted Web Connections are Intercepted
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, uncover 4 key strategies for defending against illegal TLS/SSL-encrypted Web connection interception. Learn how these cyber-attacks work, the challenges of digital certificates, SSL-interception tools, and more by reading on now.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 17 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how trusted and forged SSL certificates work, as well as the dangers that arise from compromised Certification Authorities (CAs). Discover what you need to know about the state of the digital marketplace today – read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 19 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

The Pros and Cons of Delivering Web Pages Over an SSL Connection
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Though Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) offers distinct security advantages, there are drawbacks to this method of webpage delivery, as well. This expert e-guide explores the pros and cons of delivering webpages over an SSL connection. See if this strategy is right for your organization – read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Desktop Administrator's Guide to BYOD - Pros and Cons of BYOD
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: BYOD and BYOPC can reduce costs, increase flexibility, and help keep your users happy. But to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk, it is essential to put the right policies in place. Read this E-Book to uncover the promises and pitfalls of these trends and how you can embrace them in your enterprise.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

SearchSecurity.com

BYOD Security Policy Considerations and Best Practices
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchConsumerization.com unveils best practices for creating your enterprise's bring your own device (BYOD) policy and steps you should take to ensure access and freedom for your employees without sacrificing corporate security and control.
Posted: 26 Nov 2012 | Published: 26 Nov 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Improving Enterprise Email Security: Systems and Tips
sponsored by Agari
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details systems that can help improve your email security and tips on how to keep it secure.
Posted: 04 Oct 2013 | Published: 04 Oct 2013

Agari

Introduction to Web Analytics for E-Commerce: How to Track Activity to Optimize Your Website
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the basics of web analytics and why they're important, what metrics you should track, and how you can use this information to optimize your site and encourage customers to visit often and buy more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

GeoTrust, Inc.

Why Switch to Thawte?
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource provides three key reasons why you should switch to a leading online security provider trusted by millions around the world.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

Thawte in Education
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a number of trends accelerating the urgency of deploying SSL across distributed campuses and how this approach can ensure safety and security in higher educational networks.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

High Performance, High Capacity 2048/4096-bit SSL Offload
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains the need for secure socket layer (SSL) offloading in order to reduce added pressure on central processing units (CPUs) from 4096-bit keys.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

A10 Networks

9 Reasons Why NetScaler Beats F5
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper compares two market-leading application delivery controllers (ADCs) to help your organizations find the one that best aligns with your business needs.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Citrix

Securely Implement and Configure SSL to Ward Off SSL Vulnerabilities
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com explores the issues threatening SSL vulnerabilities and offers advice on how to defend against said risks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com takes an in-depth look at what Certificate Authorities and digital certificates do for secure web browsing and explores what trusted SSL certificates and forged SSL certificates mean to your business.
Posted: 16 May 2013 | Published: 16 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Server-Gated Cryptography: Providing Better Security for More Users
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Server-Gated Cryptography (SGC)-enabled SSL certificates are crucial to protecting your organization and your end-users in the threat-filled vastness of cyberspace.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Published: 10 May 2013

Thawte Inc.

SSL Certificate Management: Avoiding Common Mistakes
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide from SearchSecurity.com explores the common mistakes inherent to SSL certificate management and provides advice on how to avoid them. View now to learn more!
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Published: 09 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

Digital Certificates and the Apache Web Server
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide offers support on how to test, purchase, install, and use digital certificates for SSL connections on your Apache web server. View now to learn more.
Posted: 07 May 2013 | Published: 07 May 2013

Thawte Inc.

SSL Certificate Management: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide explores the most common SSL certificate management mistakes that can set the stage for a Web application exploit, and offers key advice for avoiding these errors – read on to learn more now.
Posted: 12 Feb 2013 | Published: 12 Feb 2013

Thawte Inc.

SSL Certificate Management: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
EGUIDE: Explore the common challenges associated with manual SSL certificate management and uncover how you can avoid these costly mistakes.
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 | Published: 04 Feb 2013

Thawte Inc.

Podcast: Why SSL Security Matters
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
PODCAST: Download this podcast for an overview of Secure Sockets Layer, why you should use it, and what you need to do to defend yourself against common SSL attacks.
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Feb 4, 2013

Thawte Inc.

Securely Implement and Configure SSL to Ward Off SSL Vulnerabilities
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the dangerous vulnerabilities that can arise from insecure Secure Socket Layer (SSL) usage, and details essential tips and strategies for properly implementing and configuring SSL in order to ensure Web security.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 19 Dec 2012

GeoTrust, Inc.

How SSL and TLS Secure Network Transactions
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com aims to provide introductory knowledge of the ins and outs of SSL VPN and TLS and how they protect network transactions. View now to learn more!
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

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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