International Data Encryption Algorithm

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International Data Encryption Algorithm

(algorithm, cryptography)
(IDEA) A conventional encryption algorithm, written by Xuejia Lai and James Massey, in 1992.

It is a block cipher, considered to be the best and most secure available, and operates on 64-bit blocks with a 128 bit key.

It is used by Pretty Good Privacy.
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With the functions of DiCal IDEA encryption to sensitive data with corresponding highest degree secured.
Engineered for high performance -- with IDEA encryption, for example, DPF can protect a full duplex T1 link -- and for total security through redundant configurations, DPF makes available a number of important features in addition to data privacy, including: