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  • n. Initialism of Secure Sockets Layer. cryptographic protocols which provide secure communications on the Internet.
  • n. Initialism of start-stop logic.


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  • 200 IPSec/SSL transport channels (* LCOS 8.0) extensible to up to 1.000 IPSec/SSL* transport channels

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  • SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer and is a cryptographic protocol that provides security for communications over networks by encrypting segments of network connections at the transport layer end-to-end.

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  • SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol developed by Netscape for secure transmission of private information over the Internet.


  • The site doesn't seem to indicate whether SSL is part of the free package, though it does mention an Enterprise and Professional option.

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  • Cautioning that EV-SSL is "not a silver bullet," Silva said he believes green browser address bars "take security to yet another level, so the consumer can know the site they're going to is unequivocally who they expect it to be."

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  • The current version of SSL is 3.0, but some sites still use SSL version 2.0.

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  • In addition, SSL is often used to secure sensitive or valuable communications, making this a high-value target for attackers.

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  • Yet, unbelievably, IMAP over SSL is supported -- with the caveat that your server must allow a connection on port 143 followed by the issuance of the "STARTTLS" command to begin an encrypted session.

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  • This method is sometimes called SSL/TLS to signal to people who know the older name that it's the same thing; here, let's just call it TLS.)

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  • Likewise, Facebook and Twitter have what's called an SSL option that you can enable in your settings.

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