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Intel® QuickAssist Technology Accelerates OpenSSL* Applications

Intel® QuickAssist Technology Accelerates OpenSSL* Applications

Modifications to open source implementation yield dramatic performance improvement.

Wider Use of Encryption
Historically, the demand for secure data transmissions over the Internet was driven primarily by institutions conducting e-commerce and banking transactions. Today, the volume of secured communications is skyrocketing, as personal information of all sorts is being encrypted by applications like Gmail*, Twitter*, and Facebook* using the HTTPS protocol. As a result, servers in data centers, telecom networks, and enterprises are expected to handle increasing amounts of traffic using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, increasing compute requirements. Industry forecasts suggest SSL traffic could increase by as much as 16-fold from 2012 to 2018.

Open Source Optimization
The OpenSSL project provides an open source implementation of the SSL/TLS protocols and is a commonly deployed library for SSL/TLS world-wide. The SSL/TLS protocols consist of two phases: an initial session-initiation/handshake and a bulk data transfer.

Read the full Intel® QuickAssist Technology Accelerates OpenSSL* Applications Solution Brief.

Intel® QuickAssist Technology Accelerates OpenSSL* Applications

Modifications to open source implementation yield dramatic performance improvement.

Wider Use of Encryption
Historically, the demand for secure data transmissions over the Internet was driven primarily by institutions conducting e-commerce and banking transactions. Today, the volume of secured communications is skyrocketing, as personal information of all sorts is being encrypted by applications like Gmail*, Twitter*, and Facebook* using the HTTPS protocol. As a result, servers in data centers, telecom networks, and enterprises are expected to handle increasing amounts of traffic using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, increasing compute requirements. Industry forecasts suggest SSL traffic could increase by as much as 16-fold from 2012 to 2018.

Open Source Optimization
The OpenSSL project provides an open source implementation of the SSL/TLS protocols and is a commonly deployed library for SSL/TLS world-wide. The SSL/TLS protocols consist of two phases: an initial session-initiation/handshake and a bulk data transfer.

Read the full Intel® QuickAssist Technology Accelerates OpenSSL* Applications Solution Brief.

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