SSLeay is an open-source SSL implementation. It was developed by Eric Andrew Young and Tim J. Hudson as an SSL 3.0 implementation using RC2 and RC4 encryption. The recommended pronunciation is to say each letter s-s-l-e-a-y, and was first developed by Eric A. Young ("eay"). Development of SSLeay unofficially mostly ended and the volunteers maintaining the codebase forked the project under the OpenSSL banner around December 1998, when Tim and Eric both moved to work for RSA Security.