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TLS/SSL vs IPsec: The Trade-offs

TLS/SSL vs IPsec: The Trade-offs

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A look into the trade-offs between TLS/SSL and IPsec in terms of their requirements, authentication methods, overall performance (speed and strength), service transparency, operational complexity, and other characteristics.  Authentication Methods: TLS/SSL begins with a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) handshake process to agree on which protocol to use. Once a secure connection is created the next step is to exchange certificates and keys as needed.  IPsec is a network-level protocol that requires setup before on both servers and the client.  Overall Performance (speed & strength): As far as performance, TLS/SSL is faster, however IPsec setup in Transport Mode is getting close in speed. When looking at the strength of security, IPsec setup in Tunnel mode will be mo...