|Netscape developed the first version of SSL in 1995.
||The first version of TLS was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in 1999.
|SSL is a cryptographic protocol that uses explicit connections to establish secure communication between web server and client.
||TLS is also a cryptographic protocol that provides secure communication between web server and client via implicit connections. It’s the successor of SSL protocol.
|SSL is less secured as compared to TLS.
||TLS provides high level of security.
|Support for Fortezza cipher suite.
||Does not offer support for Fortezza cipher suite. However, TLS follows a better standardization process that makes defining of new cipher suites easier like RC4, Triple DES, AES, IDEA, etc.
|Message digest is used to create master secret— the symmetric key used for encryption between the Protocol Client and Protocol Server.
||Pseudo-random function is used to create master secret key.
|Message Authentication Code protocol is used.
||Hashed Message Authentication Code protocol is used.