This article is from the Secure Sockets Layer Discussion List FAQ, by Shannon Appel SAppel@consensus.com with numerous contributions by others.
There is a brief introduction on how Netscape uses public key
cryptography in the SSL protocol called "Using Public Key
An overview on certificates and VeriSign's Digital IDs is at
General information on Netscape security can be found in a
set of web pages called "Network Security Solutions", at: