Common Data Security Architecture

What Does Common Data Security Architecture 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.

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Techopedia Explains Common Data Security Architecture

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.

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