You can manage the way that the BIG-IP system processes SSL application traffic by configuring
two types of SSL profiles: A Client SSL profile, a Server SSL profile, or both. These profiles affect the
way that the system manages SSL traffic passing through the system.
When you configure Client
SSL or Server SSL profiles and assign them to a virtual server, the BIG-IP system
offloads SSL processing from the destination server. This offloading not only conserves resource on destination servers, but enables the BIG-IP system to
customize SSL traffic processing according to your configuration specifications.