Is SSL security over-hyped?

Thursday, 15 January 2004, 7:23 PM EST

At the start of the year I wrote about the benefits of web-based alternatives to the traditional virtual private network (VPN), and how they would use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to handle the necessary encryption.

Since then, it seems, the world has gone SSL mad, and many analysts predict exponential growth, the like of which we've not seen since before the dot-com crash.

In its World SSL VPN Products Market report, analyst firm Frost & Sullivan forecasts sales of just under $90m (£52m) this year, rising to $1bn (£660m) by the end of 2008.

The lion's share of the anticipated demand is likely to come from the US due to recent laws to tighten up security in industries such as finance and healthcare. But SSL is grabbing attention in other countries too, and lots of firms are keen to get on the bandwagon.

By Alan Stevens at NetworkITWeek.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

What IT skills are in demand?

IT security tops the list of skills that teams need most, and one out of five reported having difficulty finding skilled talent for cloud initiatives. Companies are also looking for pros who have skills in network engineering, systems engineering, IT architecture and network operations.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 17th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //