AES[Table of Contents]
The Advanced Encryption Standard.
Modification of the Rijndael block cipher chosen as Federal Information Processing Standard 197 (FIPS 197) by the National Institute for Standards in Technology (NIST), division of the department of Commerce in the United States of America.
A competition for the AES was held over four years. Comments, analysis and comparisons were requested over this period.
Fifteen algorithms from twelve nations were accepted into the second round of the AES competition.
MARS, RC6, Rijndael, Serpent, and TwoFish were the five finalists.
The winner, Rijndael, got 86 votes at the last AES conference while Serpent got 59 votes, TwoFish 31 votes, and the other two candidates 36 votes.
- CAST-256 - Entrust Technologies, Inc.
- CRYPTON - Future Systems, Inc.
- DEAL - Richard Outerbridge, Lars Knudsen
- DFC - CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique - Ecole Normale Superieure
- E2 - NTT - Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
- FROG - TecApro Internacional S.A.
- HPC - Rich Schroeppel
- LOKI97 - Lawrie Brown, Josef Pieprzyk, Jennifer Seberry
- MAGENTA - Deutsche Telekom AG
- MARS - IBM
- RC6 - RSA Laboratories
- Rijndael - Joan Daemen, Vincent Rijmen
- Safer+ - Cylink Corporation
- Serpent - Ross Anderson, Eli Biham, Lars Knudsen
- Twofish - Bruce Schneier, John Kelsey, Doug Whiting, David Wagner, Chris Hall, Niels Ferguson