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3 Billion OCSP Lookups

Massive Growth in Secured Web Browsing March 2011: 3 billion OCSP checks in a single day surpassed. Twitter starts offering HTTPS option to end-users. Each Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) look-up represents an individual who has initiated a web session that is secured with an SSL certificate. As more and more people use web connections that are authenticated and encrypted with SSL, the number of OCSP look-ups will continue to grow. Generally, when a browser initiates an SSL session, 0CSP servers receive a query to check to see if the certificate in use is valid. Likewise, when a user initiates actions such as smartcard logon, digital signature, VPN access or website authentication, OCSP servers check the validity of the certificate that is presented. In just two years, OCSP look-ups have skyrocketed. In March 2011, Symantec servers processed over billion in a single day. 3B 2B1 18- April 2010: 2 billion OCSP checks in a single day is surpassed. The milestone, which was reached on Monday, April 12, represents an average of 23,000 online validations a second. March 2009: The 1 billion mark for daily OCSP checks is topped. January 2010: Google starts enforcing SSL sessions to applications like GMAIL & others. June 2008: Firefox 3 starts supporting OCSP and the hits grew steadily from there. 3 Billion OCSP Look-ups (Nearly 35,000 1995: 2 Billion VeriSign SSL first launched. online validations a second) OCSP Look-ups 1 Billion OCSP Look-ups Symantec Enables 3 Billion Lookups a Day and Counting | OSymantec. 6007 2010- 2011 2012

3 Billion OCSP Lookups

shared by SymantecInfographics on Oct 20
Symantec has scaled its operations to handle more than three billion Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) lookups a day.


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