DEFINITION
Secure Sockets Layer

"Secure Sockets Layer": (SSL). A predecessor to Transport Layer Security (TLS). SSL is a communications cryptographic protocol that uses Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to provide secure communications on the internet for such things as web browsing, e-mail, Internet faxing, instant messaging and other data transfers.
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