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security association

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

SA

Definition(s):

  A relationship established between two or more entities to enable them to protect data they exchange.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015

  Set of values that define the features and protections applied to a connection.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-77 under Security Association

  The logical set of security parameters containing elements required for authentication, key establishment, and data encryption.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-127 under Security association (SA)