TLS is the successor of SSL (secure sockets layer) and is used in web browsing, instant messaging, email, and more.
TLS stands for transport layer security and was released in 2008. This cryptographic security protocol was designed to protect data privacy, authentication, and data integrity over computer networks. TLS encryption incorporates message authentication. This ensures and reassures that data has not been modified during transit and allows the recipient to verify the message source.
TLS 1.2 is a solution to serious security threats since the previous TLS versions have become vulnerable to various advanced cryptographic threats that allow attackers to take advantage of TLS security weaknesses to recover potentially sensitive data.
Prerequisites for TLS 1.2 support:
- .NET Framework 6.2 and above
- Internet Explorer 11