SSL False Start Performance Results
As a follow-up to ‘Google is speeding up SSL’, Google has reported very favorable SSL False Start performance results. In summary, False Start reduces the latency of a SSL handshake by 30 percent. In addition, Google has implemented False Start into Chrome so that it is basically 100 percent backwards-compatible.
Google Chrome is the only browser implemented with False Start. The results are encouraging enough that hopefully more browsers will consider this approach as well.