Secure Sockets Layer

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SSL
 
abbreviation for
Secure Sockets Layer: a way of enabling the secure encrypted transmission of sensitive data via the internet

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Secure Sockets Layer definition

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.
(2007-05-25)
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SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
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