Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA)
Definition - What does Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA) mean?
Common data security architecture (CDSA) is a set of security services and frameworks that allow the creation of a secure infrastructure for client/server applications and services. It is a secure application development framework that equips applications with security capabilities for delivering secure Web and e-commerce applications.
Techopedia explains Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA)
CDSA is primarily a middleware framework that provides a set of APIs for creating and delivering secure applications. It allows application developers to easily add a set of different security features and services that have been prewritten and designed for client/server-based applications. CDSA provides the following features:
- Cryptography and encryption
- Certificate creation and management
- Policy management
- Authentication and non-repudiation
- Public key infrastructure
It was initially designed by Intel Architecture Labs for Linux but now also supports the Windows platform.