What Is TLS SSL? – Before We Get Into The Topic , let’s Learn Some Basic Of This Topic
What are SSL, TLS, and HTTPS?
What is an SSL Certificate?
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, and it’s the industry standard for keeping an internet connection secure and securing any sensitive data passed between two systems, preventing thieves from reading and altering any data received, including potentially personal information. The two systems can be a server and a client (for example, a shopping website and a browser) or a server to server (for example, a shopping website and a browser) (for example, an application with personally identifiable information or with payroll information). It accomplishes this by ensuring that any data sent between users and sites, or between two systems, is unreadable. It scrambles data in transit using encryption methods, preventing hackers from accessing it as it travels over the network. Credit card numbers and other financial information, as well as names and addresses, are examples of sensitive or personal information. TLS (Transport Layer Security) is simply an improved version of SSL. Because SSL is a more generally used name, we still refer to our security certificates as SSL, however, when you buy SSL from DigiCert, you are actually purchasing the most up-to-date TLS certificates with the option of ECC, RSA, or DSA encryption. When a website is secured with an SSL certificate, HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) appears in the URL. By clicking on the lock icon in the browser bar, you can see the certificate’s details, including the issuing authority and the website owner’s company name.