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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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The exploitation of flaws in the HTTPS protocol
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: For both technical and non-technical users, the presence of "HTTPS" in a website URL will provide confidence to consider entering sensitive information such as bank or credit card details. However, even websites owned by the most reputable organisations may be exposed to attack if HTTPS is not properly implemented.
Posted: 16 Apr 2019 | Published: 16 Apr 2019

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

Report: Lack of SSL Traffic Inspection Poses Threat to Enterprises
sponsored by A10 Networks
EGUIDE: Most companies fall short when it comes to SSL traffic inspection, according to Ponemon Institute. Read this e-guide to reveal an expert report that recognizes how lack of SSL traffic inspection is putting companies at risk.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

A10 Networks

How to Address Key SSL Security Issues and Vulnerabilities
sponsored by A10 Networks
EGUIDE: Don't compromise your website security. Explore this expert e-guide to reveal the new SSL security landscape and uncover emerging security issues within SSL technology.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

A10 Networks

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

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

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

How SSL and TLS Secure Network Transactions
sponsored by Symantec & 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

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

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

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

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

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

Explaining How Trusted SSL Certificates and Forged SSL Certificates Work
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Web security relies on valid, trusted SSL certificates. Michael Cobb, founder and managing director of Cobweb Applications Ltd., explains in this expert e-guide how forged SSL certificates undermine the security model. Once trust is lost, business is lost. Read this e-guide to discover why maintaining this trust is important.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

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.
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