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Secure channel

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A path for transferring data between two entities or components that ensures confidentiality, integrity and replay protection, as well as mutual authentication between the entities or components. The secure channel may be provided using approved cryptographic, physical or procedural methods, or a combination thereof. Sometimes called a trusted channel.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1 under Secure Channel

  A path for transferring data between two entities or components that ensures confidentiality, integrity and replay protection, as well as mutual authentication between the entities or components. The secure channel may be provided using cryptographic, physical or procedural methods, or a combination thereof.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133