Secure Socket Layer

Importance: 0.43

Is a company: no

Is a proper noun: no

Notes: Seen as 'https' in a web address (URL).


  • safe
  • protected
  • Encrypted


  • SSL

Definition of Secure Socket Layer

  1. SSL is an application layer protocol created by Netscape for managing the security of message transmissions in a network. SSL uses the public-and-private key encryption system from RSA, which also includes the use of a digital certificate.

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