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TLS (Transport Layer Security)

Transport Layer Security (TLS) refers to a security protocol that is used to transfer data over a computer network. It succeeded Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) as the standard security protocol when moving data. When used properly, it can ensure data transfer while maintaining privacy. Many versions of TLS have been implemented since the creation of version 1.0. The latest version is 1.3, which is still very active across the internet.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About TLS (Transport Layer Security)

Small businesses need to ensure that their computers are operating on the most up-to-date TLS protocol possible. At the moment, that's 1.3. This can help to protect the data that a business sends securely. Small businesses can obtain "TLS certificates." These certificates can be used to confirm that data is being protected via TLS protocol.

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