Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the geek term for an encrypted secure network
Today, the term SSL has been replaced/upgraded to TLS (Transport Layer Security).
Your browser uses SSL/TLS when connecting to a secure website for purchasing
online or to login to a secure account:
Your email client may also use use SSL/TLS when
sending and receiving email messages:
Other network software such as
uses SSL/TLS to transfer files over a secure connection.