Comparative Analysis of AES and RC4 Algorithms for Better Utilization
| ||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)|| |
|© July to Aug Issue 2011 by IJCTT Journal|
|Volume-1 Issue-3 |
|Year of Publication : 2011|
|Authors : Nidhi Singhal, J.P.S.Raina..|
Nidhi Singhal, J.P.S.Raina. "Comparative Analysis of AES and RC4 Algorithms for Better Utilization"International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT),V1(3):259-263 July to Aug Issue 2011 .ISSN 2231-2803.www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.
Abstract: —In the today world, security is required to transmit confidential information over the network. Security is also demanding in wide range of applications. Cryptographic algorithms play a vital role in providing the data security against malicious attacks. But on the other hand, they consume significant amount of computing resources like CPU time, memory, encryption time etc. Normally, symmetric key algorithms are used over asymmetric key algorithms as they are very fast in nature. Symmetric algorithms are classified as block cipher and stream ciphers algorithms. In this paper, we compare the AES algorithm with different modes of operation (block cipher) and RC4 algorithm (stream cipher) in terms of CPU time, encryption time, memory utilization and throughput at different settings like variable key size and variable data packet size.
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KeywordsEncryption, Decryption, Block and Stream Ciphers, AES, RC4.