Tunnel Protocol

Tunnel Protocol definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A protocol, e.g. TLS RFC 5246, used to establish a tunnel key (TK) between two parties. The key is then used to establish a protective communication link between these parties; the protected link is also referred to as a protective tunnel.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-120

Synonym(s): None

 

reference: CSRC Glossary