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Introduction to AES

The NIST, together with industry and the cryptographic community, has recently announced the adoption of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The overall goal of this selection process was to develop a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) that specifies an encryption algorithm capable of protecting sensitive government information well into the next century. AES will replace the aging Data Encryption Standard (DES), which NIST adopted in 1977.

On October 2, 2000, NIST announced that it has selected Rijndael (pronounced Rhine-doll), designed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen.

According to the NIST, Rijndael appears to be a consistently high performer in both hardware and software across a wide range of computing environments. For more technical information about AES and its performance, please refer to the NIST homepage:

Tashilon is the only company offering AES encryption standards, and is considered the worldwide expert on implementing the new standard. We are happy to provide the following resources on AES, including links to important resources on the new standard, as well as an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Tashilon will continue to monitor and report on the latest developments and implementations of AES.

More AES resources are available on our information & links page.