Verifying the Success of SSL/TLS Negotiation
Both HostExplorer and the server must agree on the encryption and decryption algorithm that they will use to exchange data. If the SSL/TLS negotiation succeeds, then the connection to the server is secure. If the negotiation fails, the connection to the server is not secure and may fail. In this case, you should disconnect from the server.
HostExplorer provides the following features that can be used to help you verify your secure connection status:
- Disconnecting if the SSL/TLS negotiation fails
- Session window title identifiers
- Lock icon in the status line
The next three Help topics describe how to determine if the connection is secure.