Apple Wiki
Apple Wiki

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol designed to allow client/server applications to communicate over the Internet securely with protections against network eavesdropping, hacking, or digital forgery.[1]


TLS was defined in January 1999 in RFC 2246 as the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for more secure web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and voice over IP.[1][2] In 2015, SSL was officially deprecated in favor of TLS.[3][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Transport Layer Security protocol at the Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. 2003-10-03.
  2. TLS, Computer Hope. Accessed 2021-10-21.
  3. SSL, Computer Hope. Accessed 2021-10-21.

External links[]

Utility stub shuffle This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.
FOLDOC logo This page uses GFDL licensed content from the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing.