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Symmetric Cryptography Primitive Functions

In the context of secure data communication, symmetric cryptography primitive functions protect messages transferred over open communication media by offering adequate security strength to meet application security requirement, as well as algorithmic efficiency to enable secure communication in real time.
Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) Cryptography offers operations using the following symmetric cryptography algorithms:
  • Block ciphers: Rijndael [AES], including AES-CCM [NIST SP 800-38C] and AES-GCM [NIST SP 800-38D], Triple DES (TDES) [FIPS PUB 46-3], and
    SMS4 [SM4]
  • Stream ciphers: ARCFour [AC], producing the same encryption/decryption as the RC4* proprietary cipher of RSA Security Inc.

Product and Performance Information


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