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09/10/2010

Reblog: F5's 2048-Bit Key Transition Article

Posted today on F5's DevCentral site is a pretty nice article that talks about the Certificate Authorities transition from 1024-bit keys to 2048-bit keys.  Depending upon your vendor, it could come sooner than you were expecting and, sadly, we are going to see a lot of customer connectivity issues with our sites over the course of the next few years.  

Although, I would like to see more detail on the impact to us on the move to 2048 bit keys, F5's testing indicated up to 5x slower Transaction per Second performance, which indicates to me that ssl offloading is becoming more vital and the days of development saying "just encrypt the whole site" could be coming to an end.  Good Article:  F5 Friday: The 2048 bit keys to the kingdom



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