What are proprietary protocols?
- protocols that can be freely used by any organization or vendor
- protocols developed by private organizations to operate on any vendor hardware
- a collection of protocols known as the TCP/IP protocol suite
- protocols developed by organizations who have control over their definition and operation
Proprietary protocols have their definition and operation controlled by one company or vendor. Some of them can be used by different organizations with permission from the owner. The TCP/IP protocol suite is an open standard, not a proprietary protocol.