Improving Secure Server Performance by Re-balancing SSL/TLS Handshakes

@inproceedings{Castelluccia2005ImprovingSS,
  title={Improving Secure Server Performance by Re-balancing SSL/TLS Handshakes},
  author={Claude Castelluccia and Einar Mykletun and Gene Tsudik},
  booktitle={IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive},
  year={2005}
}
Much of today's distributed computing takes place in a client /server model. Despite advances in fault tolerance - in particular, replication and load distribution -- server overload remains to be a major problem. In the Web context, one of the main overload factors is the direct consequence of expensive Public Key operations performed by servers as part of each SSL handshake. Since most SSL-enabled servers use RSA, the burden of performing many costly decryption operations can be very… CONTINUE READING
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