SSL versus TLS
TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) are protocols that provide data encryption and authentication between applications and servers when that data is sent across an insecure network. The terms SSL and TLS are often used interchangeably or in conjunction with each other (TLS/SSL), but one is, in fact, the predecessor of the other. SSL 3.0 served as the basis for TLS 1.0, which, as a result, is sometimes referred to as SSL 3.1. With this said, is there a practical difference between the two?
See also our Infographic which summarizes these differences.
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