What is TLS? – Definition

TLS (Transport Layer Security) is a protocol that ensures data privacy and security of its transmission. It provides server authentication, as well as the encryption of the communication between web applications and servers.

It is supported and enabled it all the most popular web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Opera.

TLS definition

TLS vs SSL: What’s the Difference?

The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol was developed in 1994 by Netscape Communications Corporation.  It was intended to ensure data security. Already in 1995, an upgraded version was released to provide better security, and the TLS protocol, a redesigned version of SSL which supported more encryption algorithms, was introduced in 1999.

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