Term:Transport Layer Security

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NIST IR 7298

Transport Layer Security (TLS) - An authentication and security protocol widely implemented in browsers and web servers. SOURCE: SP 800-63

NIST SP 800-63v1.0.2

Transport Layer Security (TLS) - An authentication and security protocol widely implemented in browsers and web servers. TLS is defined by [RFC 2246] and [RFC 3546]. TLS is similar to the older Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol and is effectively SSL version 3.1.

NIST SP 800-95

Transport Layer Security (TLS) - 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. ( IETF RFC 2246: The TLS Protocol, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2246.txt?number=2246)