Transport Layer Security

Transport Layer Security definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): TLS

Definition(s): Provides privacy and data integrity between two communicating applications. It is designed to encapsulate other protocols, such as HTTP. TLS v1.0 was released in 1999, providing slight modifications to SSL 3.0.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-95 (IETF RFC 2246)

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary