Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) improves security by providing a digital certificate that authenticates storage systems and allows encrypted data to pass between the system and a browser. SSL is built into all major browsers; therefore, installing a digital certificate on the storage system enables the SSL capabilities between system and browser.
Unlike using FilerView to send the storage system password in plain text, using SSL and Secure FilerView improves security by encrypting the administrator’s password and all administrative communication when you manage your system from a browser.
Data ONTAP supports SSLv2 and SSLv3. SSLv3 is recommended because it offers better security protections than previous SSL versions.