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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Transport-Layer Security

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Introduction to transport-layer security

Transport-layer security, an IETF standard protocol, secures client/server communications using digital certificates and public-key cryptography. Transport-layer security enables encryption, tamper detection, and certificate-based authentication.

You can use transport-layer security to:

Secure communication begins with an exchange of messages (a handshake) including:


The transport-layer security protocol uses a combination of public-key and symmetric key encryption. Public-key encryption provides better authentication techniques, but is computationally intensive. Once a secure connection is established, the client and server use a highly efficient symmetric cipher with 128-bit key size for the rest of their communication.

Separately licensed component required

ECC encryption and FIPS-certified encryption require a separate license. All strong encryption technologies are subject to export regulations.

See Separately licensed components.

For information about database file encryption, see:

TLS support