A recent report by Sandvine, a networking equipment company based in Ontario, Canada, shows that encrypted SSL network traffic has been rapidly growing. SSL encrypted traffic in North America, for instance, grew from 2.29 percent in 2013 to 3.8 percent in 2014, while Europe’s encrypted SSL network traffic usage grew from 1.47 percent to 6.1 percent over the same period, according to Sandvine.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) establishes an encrypted link between a server and a browser. When you visit a website with SSL, the site’s SSL certificate al