Nanyang Technological University
In this paper the authors introduce a dedicated authenticated encryption algorithm AEGIS; AEGIS allows for the protection of associated data which makes it very suitable for protecting network packets. AEGIS- 128L uses eight AES round functions to process a 32-byte message block (one step). AEGIS-128 uses five AES round functions to process a 16-byte message block (one step); AES-256 uses six AES round functions. The security analysis shows that these algorithms offer a high level of security. On the Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor, the speed of AEGIS- 128L, AEGIS-128 and AEGIS-256 is around 0.48, 0.66 and 0.7 clock cycles/byte (cpb) for 4096-byte messages, respectively.