Advanced Encryption Standard

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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.

http://csrc.nist.gov/CryptoToolkit/aes/.

Rijndael home page.
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Rijndael Encryption Algorithm developed by two Belgian cryptographers, Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, to participate in the Advanced Encryption Standard contest that after three steps and the Completion, this algorithm was selected.
Rijndael encryption algorithm consists of three distinct parts, primary round, main round and final round.
The system secures all classified data placed on a laptop hard drive using the 128-bit AES Rijndael encryption algorithm.