Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

First defined in 1999, TLS, also known as Transport Layer Security, is a type of cryptographic protocol which provides secure communications over computer networks. TLS protocols use asymmetric encryption methods to perform authentication, and then exchange a symmetric key that is used to encrypt the data that passes over the network.

Transport Layer Security protocols are used in everyday networking operations like secure web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and VOIP.

Communication, Computer acronyms, Protocol, Security terms