In addition to the secure HTTP (HTTPS) protocol, NetScaler appliances support SSL acceleration for other TCP-based secure protocols. However, only simple requests and response-based TCP application protocols are supported. Applications such as FTPS, that insert the server's IP address and port information in their payloads, are not currently supported.
Note: The STARTTLS feature for SMTP is currently not supported.
The NetScaler supports SSL acceleration for Other TCP protocols with and without end-to-end encryption.
To configure SSL offloading with Other TCP protocols, create a virtual server of type SSL_TCP, bind a certificate-key pair and TCP based services to the virtual server, and configure SSL actions and policies based on the type of traffic expected and the acceleration to be provided.
Follow the instructions in Configuring SSL Offloading, but create an SSL_TCP virtual server instead of an SSL virtual server, and configure TCP services instead of HTTP services.