What is Secure Socket Layer (SSL)?

A secure Web Server uses the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) technology to establish an encrypted connection between the Web Server and the client. The SSL Protocol is designed to provide privacy between two communicating applications (a client and a server). Second, the protocol is designed to authenticate the server, and optionally the client. 3TEC.COM's secure Web Server supports up to 128-bit encryption, the highest of current SSL technology offered.