TCP-Lite helps to reduce the overhead that is involved in session management.

TCP-Lite provides a transport channel that intercepts TCP to reduce the overhead that is involved in session management in which no application data is transmitted or received. TCP-Lite reduces or eliminates pure TCP protocol data units (PDUs) used in the setup, tear-down, and acknowledgment of a channel while maintaining order, integrity, reliability, and security of the original TCP transport.

Applications that use TCP to communicate between a client and server need no modification to use TCP-Lite. In environments in which clients require multiple or frequent session establishment, TCP-Lite reliably reduces the amount of data that is transferred between the client and server.

A TCP-Lite transport is applied to a transport profile, which is applied to a connection profile.

You can configure and associate multiple TCP-Lite transports to a single transport profile.