SSL Accelerator Support

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-04

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 does not support the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) accelerator devices for the following reasons:

  • SSL connections that are used by Office Communications Server typically last several hours and carry many requests. Using an accelerator to speed the creation of such connections is not as important as it is for SSL connections that last for a short period.

  • SSL connections in Office Communications Server are mutual, and the server must be able to identify the entity that is connecting to it. Many SSL accelerators cannot pass this information to the server and, therefore, cannot be supported.