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Tutorial What is the difference between SSL, TLS, and STARTTLS?

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What is the difference between SSL, TLS, and STARTTLS? - Explaining the difference between SSL, TLS, and STARTTLS.

Overview

The terms SSL, TLS, and STARTTLS are often used in relation to securing a connection, but not everyone knows what these mean. This article should help provide some basic information about each term.

SSL

SSL stands for "Secure Sockets Layer", and utilized SSL certificates to help identify the server you are connecting to and start encryption. This was one of the recommended protocols used by services that required encryption...
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