Secure Sockets Layer

The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications protocol works at the program layer of the Open Systems Interconnection communication model to secure data transmitted over the Internet. Most browsers support SSL, and its successor, Transport Layer Security, though the two protocols are not interoperable. Transmitted data is secured by Secure Sockets Layer through certificate-based authentication of the server, or both the server and the client.


Articles

Cisco CEO: Internet of Everything Will Be Worth $19 Trillion

At CES, John Chambers said the Internet of everything will be more about its impact on people's lives than the underlying technology. More >

Telecom Players Look to Save Massive Amounts of Energy

Attempting to cut operational expenditures, protect against looming energy scarcity, please subscribers and protect the environment. More >

Small Telcos’ Disconnect with the Connect America Fund

What is not as newsworthy is that many of the advances in telecommunications infrastructure are made – and always have been made – by smaller telephone companies, many of which are rural areas. More >

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Interviews

Ikanos: DSL Could Stand for ‘Definitely Still Living’

Digital subscriber line (DSL) technology has been on the endangered species list for years.

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Planning Around – and Through – Emergencies

The past few years have made one thing certain: Networks on occasion will be called upon to do more than normal.

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Driving Efficiency in Monitoring

Ensuring that networks are operating at peak efficiency has never been more important or more complex. A new layer of management — network packet brokers — is emerging to drive efficiencies in monitoring. Andy Huckridge tells IT Business Edge blogger Carl Weinschenk that the approach enables packets to be sent only to the appropriate tools and that measurements over the entire path — not just one network within that path — can be made.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

Editor's Choice

Debunking Five Myths About Cloud-Based Phone Service

Security Staffing

Cloud-based communications are becoming increasingly mainstream and businesses will benefit from adapting now, rather than scrambling to catch up later.

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How Apple and IBM Could Successfully Merge

It’s On: The IoT Standards Games

Seeing Storage Through the Clouds

RSA Adds Ability to Track Web Sessions in Real Time

 

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