Secure Sockets Layer


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Secure Sockets Layer

(networking, security)
(SSL) A protocol designed by Netscape Communications Corporation to provide secure communications over the Internet using asymmetric key encryption. SSL is layered beneath application protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, Telnet, FTP, Gopher and NNTP and is layered above the connection protocol TCP/IP. It is used by the HTTPS access method.
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The Secure Sockets Layer used for secure communications on the Internet uses RSA (the https protocol is simply http over SSL).
The emergence of global enterprises is encouraging vendors of secure sockets layer virtual private network (SSL VPN) devices by aiding exponential aggregate growth rate in the market.
Both products deliver "plug-and-play" functionality for processing network traffic obeying the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) network protocols at performance levels of up to 10,000 connections per second.
According to Infonetics Research, Juniper Networks continues to be the market share leader in the Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) market with 33 percent market share in 2005, which was more than double the next ranking competitor.
SSL, short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol for transmitting private documents via the Internet.
Nasdaq:JNPR) today announced that The Globe and Mail, Canada's leading daily national newspaper, has deployed the Juniper Networks Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) and intrusion detection and prevention (IDP) products for secure and assured local-area-network (LAN), intranet and extranet access.
Exposure within the security policies of an organization due to ID and password limitations and lack of standard enforcement procedures for meeting Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption standards.

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