Quick Definition: Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is an open standard communication protocol for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. It defines interactions between EV charging stations and a central system, helping to facilitate security, transactions, diagnostics, and more.
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A Comprehensive Guide to IoT Protocols
When network entities like servers, gateways, routers, applications, and connected devices interact, protocols give them a shared language. A protocol is a set of rules both network entities must have in common in order to communicate. It governs what their interactions look like, what values and attributes can be transmitted, how they’re received and processed, what security methods will be used, and more.
What Is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?
As the name implies, Transport Layer Security is a protocol that gets implemented on the transport layer of a network to encrypt data transmitted via HTTP, FTP, XMPP, etc. TLS is typically implemented in conjunction with protocols like Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which prioritizes accuracy over speed. However, in some cases it can be used with connection less protocols like User Datagram Protocol (UDP) - then using a slight variant called DTLS.
IPSec vs. OpenVPN: What’s the Difference?
The more distributed your devices or employees are, and the more valuable your data, the more critical it is that your data transmissions are encrypted and secure. You want your devices and users to have access to network resources without leaving the door open to hackers.