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AWS: Security Best Practices on AWS by Albert Anthony

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Securing Data in Transit

Most of the web applications that are hosted on AWS will be sending data over the internet and it is imperative to protect data in transit. This transit will involve network traffic between clients and servers, and network traffic between servers. So data in transit needs to be protected at the network layer and the session layer.

AWS services provide IPSec and SSL/TLS support for securing data in transit. An IPSec protocol extends the IP protocol stack primarily for the network layer and allows applications on the upper layers to communicate securely without modification. The SSL/TLS, however, operates at the session layer.

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a standard set of protocols for securing communications over ...

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