NIST reports measurable success of Advanced Encryption Standard. (News Briefs).An independent study confirms industrys early adoption and implementation of NIST's Federal Information Processing Standard Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military government agencies and by government contractors. (FIPS) 197, Advanced Encryption Standard (cryptography, algorithm) Advanced Encryption Standard - (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).
The number of products worldwide that implemented the NIST Data Encryption Standard See DES.
Data Encryption Standard - (DES) The NBS's popular, standard encryption algorithm. It is a product cipher that operates on 64-bit blocks of data, using a 56-bit key. It is defined in FIPS 46-1 (1988) (which supersedes FIPS 46 (1977)). (DES), including Triple DES, grew rapidly from 1999 through June 2001, but leveled off by December 2001. The slowdown in the announcement of new DES products apparently was due to the impending im·pend
intr.v. im·pend·ed, im·pend·ing, im·pends
1. To be about to occur: Her retirement is impending.
2. adoption of FIPS 197, AES, which was approved by the Secretary of Commerce on Dec. 6, 2001. In December 2001, a private survey found a total of 74 products had already implemented the AES, indicating very rapid acceptance and adoption of the AES algorithm, with companies already offering products in anticipation of final approval of the standard.
The early adoption of AES is perhaps more remarkable because, prior to the approval of FIPS 197, AES algorithm testing was not available through NIST's Cryptographic Module Validation Program The Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) is a joint American and Canadian security accreditation program for cryptographic modules. The program is available to any vendors who seek to have their products certified for use by the U.S. (CMVP), a program for assurance testing of cryptographic modules jointly operated by NIST and the Canadian Government Communications Security Establishment. NIST has now released an updated algorithm test tool to the CMVP laboratories that includes AES algorithm testing and expects to see many more AES implementations now that validation testing is available.
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