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Advanced Encryption Standard

<cryptography, algorithm> (AES) The NIST's replacement for the Data Encryption Standard (DES). The Rijndael /rayn-dahl/ symmetric block cipher, designed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, was chosen by a NIST contest to be AES.

AES is Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS-197.

AES currently supports 128, 192 and 256-bit keys and encryption blocks, but may be extended in multiples of 32 bits.


Rijndael home page.



Nearby terms: Advanced Computing Environment Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Advanced Data Communications Control Protocol Advanced Encryption Standard Advanced Function Presentation Advanced Function Printing Advanced Intelligent Tape