What is the difference between SSL and TLS?

What is the difference between SSL and TLS?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) TLS (Transport Layer Security)
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.