What is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)?

Sockets Layer (SSL)
Sockets Layer (SSL)

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing encrypted communications between a server and a client. SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely. Specifically, SSL is a security protocol, which determines variables of the encryption for both the link and the data being transmitted.

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