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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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About to Buy: Mobile Device Management Software
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EBOOK: Are you considering purchasing mobile device management (MDM) software? Read this "About to Buy" guide from SearchConsumerization.com for help making a smart MDM software purchase.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012

SearchSecurity.com

The Desktop Admin's Guide to BYOD: Pros and Cons of BYOD
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Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

IT Handbook : Smartphones & Tablets in the Enterprise
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EGUIDE: This IT Handbook from SearchConsumerization.com explores the growing trend of consumerization and how you can embrace it in your organization.
Posted: 10 Apr 2012 | Published: 10 Apr 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Securing Corporate Data in the Age of Mobile Computing
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EBOOK: This Expert Briefing from SearchConsumerization.com discusses key tips for enterprises to allow employees to work from their personal devices while ensuring corporate data remains secure.
Posted: 20 Jan 2012 | Published: 20 Jan 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Proper use of VPN and RPC/HTTPS
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EGUIDE: Consult this expert E-guide to find out more about the possible options to connect Outlook to Exchange, and you can find the right match for your organization. Weigh the advantages of VPN or RPC/HTTPS by reading this resource now.
Posted: 12 Nov 2012 | Published: 12 Nov 2012

F5 Networks

Two-factor Authentication: A Tokenless Approach
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WHITE PAPER: Learn about a flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-use two-factor authentication solution that offers greater security for your organization than leveraging password authentication alone.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 15 Aug 2012

PortalGuard

Securing your Online Data Transfer with SSL
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to SSL security highlighting how it operates. Also included, is a discussion of the various applications of SSL certificates as well as their appropriate deployment. Additionally, uncover details regarding how to test SSL certificates on your web server.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Securing your Microsoft Internet InformationServices (MS IIS) Web Server with a Thawte Digital Certificate
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WHITE PAPER: This resource is designed to 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.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 03 Jul 2012

Thawte Inc.

Simplify SSL Certificate Management Across the Enterprise
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Managing SSL Certificates has become a complex task especially for organizations with multiple locations, divisions and increasing Web-based services. In this resource, uncover a five (5) step guide to help you take control on SSL Certificates across the enterprise and key recommendations.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

Improving WAN Performance: Best Practices
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EGUIDE: In this exclusive expert E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, explore how you really can find the right balance between offering your users the performance and quality they want and having the security your organization needs.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

F5 Networks

How to choose a Certificate Authority
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the role of Certificate Authorities (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: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

VeriSign EMEA

8 reasons why Citrix NetScaler beats the competition
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WHITE PAPER: Is your network ready for the Cloud? Not with other ADCs.  This free report explains how Citrix NetScaler beats the competition. Shift to Citrix NetScaler.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Citrix

Best practices for implementing 2048-bit SSL
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WHITE PAPER: Ready for 2048-bit SSL? Not with the competition. Shift to Citrix NetScaler for 2x faster 2048-bit SSL performance. Download the 2048-bit Performance Kit.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Citrix

AlertBoot Transitions to the Cloud at One-Third the cost with Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager
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CASE STUDY: This case study reveals how a leading provider of full disk encryption switched to the cloud and needed a balancing soltution that could support the migration and prevent downtime.
Posted: 09 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with VeriSign Authentication Services
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WHITE PAPER: This guide from VeriSign Authentication Services will help 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: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Oct 2011

VeriSign EMEA

Best practices for implementing 2048-bit SSL
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: To maintain application performance and availability, enterprises must upgrade their application delivery controller (ADC) and SSL infrastructure. Specifically, consideration should be given to selecting an ADC, like Citrix NetScaler.
Posted: 12 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

Citrix

Charlotte County Public Schools: Accelerating Web Applications, Streaming Media, and SSL
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CASE STUDY: View this case study to discover how Blue Coat SG appliances helped Charlotte County Public Schools radically reduce bandwidth consumption, ensure quality streaming media to large number of students, speed SSL encrypted traffic, provide overall security and control, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2011 | Published: 21 Sep 2011

BlueCoat

Avocent Accelerates Critical Applications over WAN While Ensuring Distributed Web Security at Branch Offices
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CASE STUDY: IT infrastructure management solutions provider, Avocent Corporation, needed to accomplish two critical tasks: Improve performance of key business applications and provide decentralized Web security and control for their branch offices. View this case study to learn how they were able to meet both needs with just one solution.
Posted: 19 Sep 2011 | Published: 19 Sep 2011

BlueCoat

The Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper surveys emerging threats, profiles theirhighly organized perpetrators, and reviews some of the revolutionary technologies that make these attacks so persistent and effective.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Protecting User from Firesheep and Sidejacking Attacks with SSL
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the problems of unsecured Wi-Fi including recent security concerns such as the Firesheep and sidejacking, and how to protect against these attacks. Learn how public websites can provide security with TLS/SSL by not only harden against many attacks, but also assure users of that security.  
Posted: 29 Jul 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

VeriSign EMEA

Securing microsoft exchange 2010 With Thawte SSL Certificates
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Security continues to be a facet of Exchange technology that must be managed, and your secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates are the key to managing security for Exchange servers. Access this expert white paper now to get an overview of SSL certificates for Exchange 2010.
Posted: 27 Jul 2011 | Published: 12 Jul 2011

Thawte Inc.

Choosing a Cloud Provider with Confidence
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will find out how your business can protect sensitive business information in the cloud. You will also learn what you must look for in the security of a cloud vendor and how to find the right vendor for your business.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

GeoTrust, Inc.

Simplifying management and lowering total cost of ownership for SSL certificates
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the basics of using a Managed PKI for SSL solution to alleviate such issues, the benefits of using GlobalSign’s Managed SSL Solution and how this solution enables organisations to quickly and simply manage their SSL Certificates, as well as significantly reduce the operating costs of using SSL.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

GlobalSign

GlobalSign Malware Monitoring: Protecting your website from distributing hidden malware
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives you a solution to keeping your websites safe, protecting your customers and securing the reputation of your company.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

GlobalSign

10 Things Your Next Firewall Must Do
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WHITE PAPER: Users continue to adopt new applications and technologies – and the threats carried by them. In some organizations, obstructing the adoption of new technologies can be a career-limiting move.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

Palo Alto Networks
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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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