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.

Rijndael home page.
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Once inserted into the USB port, the A-Guard (authentication server) initiates a unique challenge-response exchange with the key, utilizing Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the next generation of strong encryption approved by the US government.
4, 2001, the Secretary of Commerce announced approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
In October 2000, NIST sponsored a workshop to discuss modes of operation for the proposed Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

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