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  What is Secure Sockets Layer? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: SSL
SSL has recently been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is based on SSL.
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.
searchsecurity.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci343029,00.html   (486 words)

 Smart Computing Encyclopedia Entry - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SSL uses a public key to encrypt data that is transmitted over an SSL connection.
URLs (uniform resource locators) that have an SSL connection are recognized by the “https” at the beginning of the URL instead of the usual “http.” When you visit a secure Web page, your browser will display a closed padlock or a similar symbol to inform you that SSL is enabled.
SSL protects the information that travels between the browser and server, but it does not protect that data once a server collects it.
www.smartcomputing.com /editorial/dictionary/detail.asp?guid=&searchtype=1&DicID=18945&RefType=Encyclopedia   (252 words)

  SSL - Secure Sockets Layer, Synthesizer Specification Language
Secure Sockets Layer, is a technology developed by Netscape Communications Inc. for encrypting data sent between clients and servers.
Secure Socket Layer a means for securely surfing the web; websites that support the protocol have an address that starts with "https://" instead of just "http://"; browsers that support the protocol are here referred to as SSL browsers and they generally also support SET
SSL was developed by Netscap, becoming the de facto standard until evolving into Transport Layer Security.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/SSL.asp   (1059 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer instructions
SSL is 'Secure Sockets Layer' - a technology developed several years ago to address these two major problems with transferring sensitive data over the internet.
SSL certificates [and their relatives - X509 certificates, server certificates, digital certificates and digital signatures] are mathematically generated files, that when fed to some complex mathematical algorithms, can act as both a digital 'key' and 'signature' to a web server.
SSL can provide reassurance to customers that their information will remain private; but how you process that data once they submit it to your site, is what ensures that it remains private.
www.liquidweb.com /manual/chapter2/ssl.html   (1963 words)

 SSLP Project - The Secure Sockets Layer
SSL foils this possibility by introducing a nonce number, this is in the form of the connection-id which the server randomly generates and sends to the client.
If SSL were layered underneath a long running connection, such as a Telnet application, then this failure to alter session keys becomes a serious security hole.
SSL version 3 [ELG95] was released as an Internet-Draft in June 1995 and was subsequently discussed at the July meeting of the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) in Stockholm.
www.cs.bris.ac.uk /~bradley/publish/SSLP/chapter4.html   (4326 words)

 PalmSource | Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
In addition to implementing the SSL protocol, the SSL library also provides a general-purpose data buffering scheme that can be used by any socket—even sockets that are sending non-SSL data (or "cleartext").
Once your socket is created and opened, you place it in an SSL "context," which uses it for an SSL "session." You can then use the SSL I/O functions to send and receive SSL-secure data or cleartext—you can even switch between the two modes using the same socket.
The particularly important attributes are Socket and Mode, which we've already seen; InfoCallback and VerifyCallback, which you use to set a context's callback functions; and Error, which returns the most recent SSL protocol error.
www.palmos.com /dev/support/docs/palmos/SSLIntro.html   (917 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SSL was developed by Netscape several years ago and gained the support of Microsoft and other Internet client/server developers.
The term "sockets" is used to describe the method for transferring electronic data between a client program and a server program over a network or between program layers located on the same computer.
SSL encryption makes it possible to transmit electronic data in a secure environment, and is virtually impossible for computer hackers to decode.
www.communicom-inc.com /hosting/ssl.html   (201 words)

 Define SSL - Secure Sockets Layer
Meaning of SSL - "Secure Sockets Layer", is an encryption protocol which encodes data sent over the World Wide Web and makes it unreadable to anyone intercepting the transmission by using a public-key cryptosystem.
The Secure Sockets Layer Protocol was developed by Netscape in 1994 in response to the growing concern over security on the Internet.
SSL was originally developed for securing web browser and server communications, but the specification was designed in such a way that other applications such as Email protocols, TELNET and FTP as well any other application protocol on the Internet could also use it.
www.birds-eye.net /definition/s/ssl-secure_sockets_layer.shtml   (609 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer Protocol and Email Security - ITS-Med Security
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) creates a secure connection between a client and a server over which any amount of data can be sent securely.
SSL is useful to protect your password when making an authenticated connection to your email server, but it is not a replacement for protecting sensitive data being sent in email with end-to-end encryption (e.g., PGP).
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol developed by Netscape and approved as a standard by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for transmitting private documents via the Internet.
its.med.yale.edu /security/SSL.html   (887 words)

 Transport Layer Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Developed by Netscape, SSL version 3.0 was released in 1996, which later served as the basis for TLS version 1.0, an IETF standard protocol first defined in RFC 2246.
RFC 3546: "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions", adds a mechanism for negotiating protocol extensions during session initialisation and defines some extensions.
RFC 4366: "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Extensions" describes both a set of specific extensions, and a generic extension mechanism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer   (1810 words)

 SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Definition
SSL encrypts the data being transmitted so that a third party cannot "eavesdrop" on the transmission and view the data being transmitted.
SSL keeps your name, address, and credit card information between you and merchant to which you are providing it.
While SSL is most commonly seen on the Web (HTTP), it is also used to secure other Internet protocols, such as SMTP for sending e-mail and NNTP for newsgroups.
www.techterms.org /definition/ssl   (229 words)

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The security parameters for the pending states can be set by the TLS Handshake Protocol, and the Handshake Protocol can selectively make either of the pending states current, in which case the appropriate current state is disposed of and replaced with the pending state; the pending state is then reinitialized to an empty state.
Note that higher layers should not be overly reliant on TLS always negotiating the strongest possible connection between two peers: there are a number of ways a man in the middle attacker can attempt to make two entities drop down to the least secure method they support.
Security analysis The TLS protocol is designed to establish a secure connection between a client and a server communicating over an insecure channel.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc2246.txt   (15171 words)

 Hurricane Electric FAQ - SSL
Why is that when I try to access a secure web page on your server my browser shows an error message saying something about an "unknown authority", and won't load the page.
SSL is an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer.
The use of a secure form increases the willingness of people to submit orders online using their credit card, which means increased sales for you.
www.he.net /faq/ssl.html   (844 words)

 SSL Certificates, SSL Certificates Benefits
Secure Sockets Layer (sometimes just called SSL) is the standard security equipment to create an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.
SSL Certificates are perfect for your companies, as they guarantee to ease the process of getting upward the online businesses ladder.
Find out more Secure Sockets Layer updated information, especially if you want your site to be an ideal place for managing businesses, get credit cards and other sensitive data on your, and finally if you are eager to show your customers that online safety is rather significant.
www.hostseeq.com /c/ssl_certificates.htm   (500 words)

 Secure Socket Layer
SSL is designed to make use of TCP as a communication layer to provide a reliable end-to-end secure and authenticated connection between two points over a network (for example between the service client and the server).
Securing data privacy: data in transport between the client and the server must be protected from interception and be readable only by the intended recipient.
The purpose of the SSL record protocol is to take an application message to be transmitted, fragment the data which needs to be sent, encapsulate it with appropriate headers and create an object just called a record, which is encrypted and can be forwarded for sending under the TCP protocol.
www.windowsecurity.com /articles/Secure_Socket_Layer.html   (3708 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
SSL will enable your customer's browser to connect to your web site and transparently negotiate a secure communication channel.
E-mail messages are not secure, unless you encrypt them using a third-party encryption program such as PGP.
If you are using an email form handler on Univox in conjunction with a secure form, you will need to reference the script (see below) and "success" URL securely.
www.univox.com /home/support/ssl.html   (498 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer: Protect Your E-Commerce Web Site with SSL and Digital Certificates -- MSDN Magazine, April 2001
SSL is the security method used to transmit sensitive information like credit card numbers and online banking data over the Internet.
Basically, SSL is the technology used to encrypt and decrypt messages sent between the browser and server.
The user's SSL secured session is started and a unique public key is created for the browser (using the certificate authority's root certificate).
msdn.microsoft.com /msdnmag/issues/01/04/SSL   (2282 words)

 Using Secure Sockets Layer
SSL) provides encrypted connections, so that you and others can move information across the Internet with confidence that it will not be intercepted or modified in transit.
SSL defeats most attempts to eavesdrop, forge or otherwise tamper with your data.
It is appropriate to use SSL to protect passwords, intellectual property, and other information on your Web site that you do not want to travel across the Internet unencrypted.
www.washington.edu /computing/web/publishing/ssl.html   (326 words)

 Configuring Secure Sockets Layer Authentication
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an industry standard protocol designed by Netscape Communications Corporation for securing network connections.
In this example, SSL is used to establish the initial handshake (server authentication), and an alternative authentication method is used to authenticate the client.
SSL performs a handshake during which the server authenticates itself to the client and both the client and server establish which cipher suite to use.
download-west.oracle.com /docs/cd/B10501_01/network.920/a96573/asossl.htm   (4702 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
SSL is used mostly (but not exclusively) in communications between web browsers and web servers.
URL's that begin with "https" indicate that an SSL connection will be used.
SSL provides 3 important things: Privacy, Authentication, and Message Integrity.
www.madd.org /docs/ssl.html   (52 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Secure Sockets Layer) encryption for your website using one of our secure servers.
To save you the time and hassle of registering your own secure certificates we have registered the certficates under the easyspace.com domain name.
In order to access your webpages under SSL you will need to use the secure server prefix we provide you after signing up for this service.
www.domainfetch.net /SSL-Help.htm   (221 words)

 Using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol for secure communications: IBM HTTP Server
For a server and client to use SSL for secure communications, the server must have a public and private key pair and a certificate.
SSL uses a security handshake to initiate a secure connection between the client and the server.
During the handshake, the client and server agree on the security keys to use for the session and the algorithms to use for encryption.
www.comune.roma.it /was/manual/ibm/9atssl.htm   (1803 words)

 SSL Explained
SSL encrypts data so that no one who intercepts is able to read it.
SSL can assure a client that they are dealing with the real server they intended to connect to.
SSL prevents anyone from meddling with data going to or coming from the server.
java.sun.com /javastore/jserv/ssl.html   (243 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer. Cheap Secure Sockets Layer Certificates, Richmond Secure Sockets Layer Certificate.
Secure Sockets Layer Certificates - 4Certificates.com is an informative site about Secure Sockets Layer certificates as well as other related topics.
Secure Sockets Layer uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data - a public key known to everyone and a private or secret key known only to the recipient of the message.
Secure Sockets Layer certificates can be included into your server space at budget prices making your business transactions secure.
www.4certificates.com /Secure_Sockets_Layer--DUP.htm   (799 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
SSL provides a level of security and privacy for those wishing to conduct secure transactions over the Internet.
SSL provides visitors to your web site with the confidence to communicate securely via an encrypted session.
While SSL handles the encryption part of a secure HTTP transaction, a Digital Certificate is necessary to provide server authentication.
servers.digitaldaze.com /extensions/ssl   (450 words)

 Building a Secure RedHat Apache Server HOWTO: Introduction to Secure Sockets Layer/Private Key Infrastructure
SSL sets out to fulfill requirements that make it acceptable for use in the transmission of even the most sensitive of transactions, such as credit card information, medical records, legal documents, and e-commerce applications.
In SSL, integrity is guaranteed by using a MAC (Message Authentication Code) with the necessary hash table functions.
The SSL handshake protocol involves using the SSL record protocol to exchange a series of messages between an SSL-enabled server and an SSL-enabled client when they first establish an SSL connection.
www.tldp.org /HOWTO/SSL-RedHat-HOWTO-2.html   (1660 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Note: The SSL feature of Jabber Instant Messenger is an Enterprise Option and is not available to users of the Jabber, Inc. public Jabber server.
If you would like more information about SSL contact support@jabber.com.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) creates a secure connection between your Jabber client and Jabber server which encrypts the data that passes between them.
support.jabber.com /jimhelpfiles/SSL.htm   (169 words)

 Secure Sockets Layer - SSL
Encryption ensures that no one can snoop the connection between the browser and your server; authentication ensures the client, through a certificate, that the server is who they say they are.
Each time the browser "thinks" that it is communicating with this same server, it verifies that this same certificate is used to assure the secure connection.
SSL is included with your hosting plan, you can utilize our server-wide certificate.
www.hostinginseattle.com /ssl.html   (419 words)

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