Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a security protocol made for privacy and data security for communications over the Internet. A primary use case of TLS is encrypting the communication between web applications and servers, such as web browsers loading a website.  TLS can also be used to encrypt other communications such as email, messaging, and voice over IP (VOIP). If you are to look at the URLs of most websites, they feature the security protocol HTTPS, for example, Wherever there is HTTPS used, it is employing TLS encryption.

TLS v1.2 is Flawed, You should be Using TLS v1.3

In recent years, TLS 1.2 flaws have been identified which necessitated a migration to TLS version 1.3 which is more secure, efficient, and the gold standard for online encrypted communications.  If you’re not using TLS 1.3 yet, you should be. Watch the advanced video below to know why.

Source: CloudFlare

Related Terms: Encryption

What does this mean for an SMB?

Whenever your employees are on the Internet, they should always be aware of the URL and ensuring that HTTPS is employed for a secure connection. 

To learn more about Transport Layer Security, watch these short videos:

The Basics: TLS, SSL, and Handshakes

Advanced: How TLS 1.3 works better!

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