[log in to unmask] writes:
>Can anyone respond to David Bickford?
>Thanks -
>Bill Romond
>From David Bickford -
>Our business office came with a question form the federal government about
>support for 128 bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.  No one in our
>office knows enough about it to know what questions to ask about our own
>capability to support SSL.  Can anyone out there help us?
>Dave Bickford
>Orleans Southwest SU 35

Secure Sockets Layer

Netscape has designed and specified a protocol for providing data security
layered between application protocols (such as HTTP, Telnet, NNTP, or FTP)
and TCP/IP. This security protocol, called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL),
provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity, and
optional client authentication for a TCP/IP connection.

SSL is an open, nonproprietary protocol. It has been submitted to the W3
Consortium (W3C) working group on security for consideration as a standard
security approach for World Wide Web browsers and servers on the Internet.
Netscape is working with the W3C on developing and standardizing common,
robust security mechanisms and protocols for the Internet, and it intends
to give full support to such mechanisms and protocols as they are

Visit the following pages to learn more about SSL:

*       How SSL Works
. This detailed tutorial provides a basic explanation of how secure
features interact with Internet communication.

*       SSL FAQ
Frequently asked questions about SSL.