Use the U.S. Government approved algorithm for storing classified information

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), also known as Rijndael, is an encryption algorithm for securing sensitive materials, adopted as an encryption standard by the U.S. Government. As a likely consequence, it will eventually become the encryption standard for commercial transactions in the private sector.

When you are looking for a security software to protect important documents, make sure if offers a good implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard.

The Advanced Encryption Standard is fast, relatively easy to implement, and has a very little memory usage. It has a fixed block size of 128 bits and a key size of 128, 192 or 256 bits.

In June 2003, the US Government announced that Rijdael – Advanced Encryption Standard may be used for classified information. “The design and strength of all key lengths of the AES algorithm (i.e., 128, 192 and 256) are sufficient to protect classified information up to the SECRET level. TOP SECRET information will require use of either the 192 or 256 key lengths.”

SafeBit Disk Encryption implements the Advanced Encryption Standard on a key size of 256 bit, ensuring the best security this algorithm has to offer.

Advanced Encryption Standard software gives enough protection for both personal and business applications.

What does “AES” mean?

Short for Advanced Encryption Standard, AES is a symmetric 128-bit block data encryption technique developed by Belgian cryptographers Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen. The U.S government adopted the algorithm as its encryption technique in October 2000, replacing the DES encryption it used. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce selected the algorithm, called Rijndael (pronounced Rhine Dahl or Rain Doll), out of a group of five algorithms under consideration.

How to install your own encryption algorithm

To install a new algorithm follow these steps:

  1. Open the Options Dialog Box
  2. Choose the Algorithms page
  3. Click the Add algorithm button
  4. Fill the edit boxes with: a name for the new algorithm, a library file name (.DLL), and an activation key
  5. Click Ok