Author Archives: Matthew Skelton (@matthewpskelton)

About Matthew Skelton (@matthewpskelton)

Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd: http://skeltonthatcher.com/

Speed up Web Applications with SSL Offloading

Web sites and web applications are increasingly using secure connections (HTTPS) for all traffic not just obviously sensitive data, as a way to guard against security threats. However, HTTPS requires encryption/decryption of data, which is computationally intensive. Web applications can therefore benefit from “offloading” the encryption/decryption processing required for HTTPS to specialised hardware devices.

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