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SSL - Secure Sockets Layer

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Definition: Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology is a standard for encrypted client/server network connections. SSL helps to improve on the safety of Internet communications. It is commonly used for online shopping and other private financial transactions.

As a network protocol, SSL runs on top of TCP/IP. SSL utilizes network security techniques including public keys, symmetric keys, and certificates.

Also Known As: Secure Sockets Layer

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