SSL and TLS: Theory and Practice

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Artech House, 2009 - Computers - 257 pages
SSL (secure socket layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are widely deployed security protocols that are used in all kinds of web-based e-commerce and e-business applications and are part of most contemporary security systems available today. This practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to these protocols, offering you a solid understanding of their design. Practitioners find discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of using SSL/TLS protocols compared to other Internet security protocols. This authoritative resource shows how to properly employ SSL and TLS and configure security solutions that are based on the use of the SSL/TLS protocols.

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Rolf Oppliger received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and the Venia Legendi in Computer Science from the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Oppliger is the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger ( and works for the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology (FSUIT) . He is also the author of Security Technologies for the World Wide Web (Artech House, 1999) , Internet and Intranet Security (Artech House, 1998), and Authentication Systems for Secure Networks (Artech House, 1996). Dr. Oppliger is the computer security series editor at Artech House.

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