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Jun 06, 2008 at 01:02 PM

TLS vs. MLS

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TLS vs. MLS: transport level security versus message level security

Hello everyone,

I've been busy configuring HTTPS and message security in my PI landscape but there are some points I'm not sure about.

What are the differences between TLS and MLS? Both say they encrypt the business document, validate the sender and receiver(TLS with client and server certificates, MLS with digital signatures using again the certificates) and offer message integrity. So why two different mechanisms for providing the same(or is it not?) functionality using the very same certificate technology?

What are the differencies between these two? Please do not provide any links as I've already read a bunch of them but still unsure, simple answers will do.

Thanks,

Gökhan