A listener object contains a network address that accepts incoming client requests on behalf of services. A service can have multiple listeners, and a listener can accept client requests on behalf of multiple services.

You can configure a listener to use Transport Layer Security (TLS) - a facility for secure, encrypted communication and checking online identities.

Each listener is associated with a connector. This is software that can process the type of requests the listener handles.

Enterprise Server comes with several connectors, including: