SSL Overview

Recently I created a presentation for a client on SSL. The purpose was to give a packet level view of the SSL protocol so the client and their support team would have a better understanding of the problems they had. The original presentation was done in powerpoint so I adapted it to blog format.


Brief SSL History

SSL v1 was developed by Netscape back in 1994. It was developed with the main purpose of security web browser traffic to the server. Now the SSL protocol is used for many different system to system communications. Continue reading