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SSL/TLS proxy

(also Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security proxy)

SSL proxy definition

An SSL/TLS proxy is a type of proxy that uses the Transport Layer Security protocol to encrypt and decrypt the flow of data between a client and a server. It is a transparent protocol that keeps your data secure online by encrypting your internet traffic.

This proxy protects you every time you use the internet on your computer or other devices. Whenever you click on a website, you automatically request to connect to an SSL/TLS proxy server. The same happens whenever you try to open any web page, see a video, or access any other type of web content. When it receives your request, the SSL/TLS proxy secures your data transmission and then allows you to access the content you want to see.

See also: SSL encryption, transparent proxy

SSL/TLS proxy benefits

  • Protects against threats that are embedded in traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS.
  • Secures online payments.
  • Protects your credit card information, social security number, and login credentials.
  • Makes websites more trustworthy and safe to use.
  • Decides which keys should be encrypted and which should be decrypted.
  • Provides different keys for both decryption and encryption, making both processes more secure.