How do I get 128-bit or 256-bit secure web sessions?
Article Number: 000071006
The strength of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) session created using AffirmTrust certificates is related to the strength of the user’s browser and your web server policy. If the browser supports 128-bit encryption, then a 128-bit session will be established with the web server. The same is true for 256-bit encryption.
If the browser only supports 40-bit encryption, then only a 40-bit session will be established – even if your web server supports 128 or 256-bit sessions. If the browser only supports 40-bit encryption, AffirmTrust recommends upgrading to the latest supported version of the browser.
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