Transport level security
Transport level security is based on SSL or Transport Layer Security that runs beneath HTTP.
SSL and TLS provide security features including authentication, data protection, and cryptographic token support for secure HTTP connections. To run with HTTPS, the service endpoint address must be in the form https://.
The integrity and confidentiality of transport data, including SOAP messages and HTTP basic authentication, is confirmed when you use SSL and TLS.
WAS uses Java Secure Sockets Extension to support SSL and TLS.