Security

SSLShader: Cheap SSL Acceleration With Commodity Processors

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Executive Summary

Secure end-to-end communication is becoming increasingly important as more private and sensitive data is transferred on the Internet. Unfortunately, today's SSL deployment is largely limited to security or privacy critical domains. The low adoption rate is mainly attributed to the heavy cryptographic computation overhead on the server side, and the cost of good privacy on the Internet is tightly bound to expensive hardware SSL accelerators in practice. In this paper the authors present high-performance SSL acceleration using commodity processors.

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