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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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Zscaler Cloud Security Insights
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: Organizations that are not inspecting all encrypted traffic are at increased risk of infiltration and infection that can spread and wreak havoc. Download this white paper to learn about a multilayer defense-in-depth strategy that can fully support SSL inspection and keep your enterprise secure from SSL threats.
Posted: 18 Mar 2019 | Published: 18 Mar 2019

Zscaler

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

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

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

Your Guide for Migrating from 1024-bit to Stronger SSL Certificate Key Lengths
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
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 Website Security Solutions

Managing SSL Certificates with Ease
sponsored by Symantec Website Security
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 Website Security

Website Security Threat Report, Part Two
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This website security threat report focuses on the threats that impact your website and online business. Access this resource to understand the threat landscape and understand how you can protect your company and your infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

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.

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

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

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

Two-factor Authentication: A Tokenless Approach
sponsored by PortalGuard
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

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

8 reasons why Citrix NetScaler beats the competition
sponsored by Citrix
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
sponsored by Citrix
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

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010 with VeriSign Authentication Services
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
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

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

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

GlobalSign Security Services for Hosting Companies - Understanding the true opportunity for Hosting Companies & ISPs to resell Online Security Services
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains GlobalSign’s Internet security technology, its uses and necessity (and therefore the sales opportunity), advises on how to fit the services into existing hosting portfolios, and details how provisioning SSL can now be automated to degrees previously considered impossible.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

GlobalSign
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