Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) Protocol Explained
- SSL encrypts data so that no one who intercepts is able to read it.
- SSL can assure a client that they are dealing with the real server they intended to connect to.
- SSL can prevent any unauthorized clients from connecting to the server.
- SSL prevents anyone from meddling with data going to or coming from the server.
The Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) Protocol provides several layers of security available for all users of a web server equipped with SSL. All data coming from and going to an SSL equipped server is encrypted. This ensures that anyone who
may be able to spy on the data transmission will not be able to understand the
data. An SSL equipped server can also identify itself to anyone who visits it. This ensures that your clients can trust that they have indeed connected to the server they intended to reach.
When necessary, an SSL equipped server can also authenticate the clients that are connecting to it. This ensures that a person connecting to your server is not pretending to be someone to whom you have given restricted access. An SSL equipped server can also assure data integrity. This security measure prevents meddlers from intercepting a data transmission (which they cannot understand) and replacing it with a fake one they create. With this feature you can be confident that no one is able to intervene between the server and the client.