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Chapter 13. Java and Security > Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Sockets Layer

By far the most widely used authentication and encryption on the Internet in general and on the Web specifically is Secure Sockets Layer. SSL can be used with any connection-based protocol. It's called a layer because we essentially insert an additional protocol layer between TCP and the Application layer of the TCP/IP stack (see Figure 13-9).

Figure 13-9. Secure Sockets Layer.



  

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