Secure Sockets Layer – FortiBalancer

Chapter 11 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

11.1 Overview

Now that the basic SLB and Caching are setup on the FortiBalancer appliance, we can set up the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) acceleration functionality to provide secure transactions with your clients. The SSL Accelerator works by decrypting the secure traffic and passing the unencrypted traffic to the original server. In an alternative mode the SSL accelerator can be used to decrypt the secure traffic, apply traffic management (SLB, caching, etc.) processing on decrypted traffic and then encrypt it back before passing it to SSL enabled origin server.

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