Yngve Pettersen of Opera has written a great article on SSL Session Resume. The SSL session resumption feature in the SSL/TLS protocol allows multiple connections to use the same negotiated secret key data to calculate encryption keys for the connection. This allows a secure connection to be re-established very quickly with no loss of security, since the data exchanged securelyJune 28, 2011 in SSL Deployment
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.