Tag Archives: False Start

Disappointment Over Speeding up SSL

April 23, 2012 by Jon Callas     No Comments

A year and a half ago, Google started an experiment to speed up SSL by 30% by using an improvement called False Start. Our own Bruce Morton wrote about it not once but twice, and most of the world has been hopeful about the experiment. What’s not to like about a 30% speed improvement? Sadly, [Read More...]

SSL False Start Performance Results

May 19, 2011 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

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 [Read More...]

Filed Under: Secure Browsing, SSL, Technical Tagged With: False Start, Performance, SSL

Google is speeding up SSL

December 9, 2010 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Everyone loves SSL, also known as Transport Layer Security (TLS), right? Well, the good people at Google have decided to make it even better by speeding it up with a feature called TLS False Start. Setting up an SSL session requires an initial handshake, which is a series of back-and-forth messages between the Web server [Read More...]

Filed Under: Secure Browsing, Technical Tagged With: False Start, Performance, SSL