Secure Socket Layer accelerators

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is used to encrypt data so that when it is in transit it cannot be stolen or altered. SSL encryption is a processor-intensive operation and most servers, such as database servers, are working very hard as it is. SSL acceleration refers to offloading the processor-intensive SSL encryption and decryption from a server to a device, such as a reverse proxy, to relieve the pressure from the server.

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