The Suite B set of cryptographic algorithms has become the preferred global standard for ensuring the security and integrity of information shared over non-trusted networks. This white paper, intended for public sector IT professionals, explains that:
- Suite B combines four well established public domain cryptographic algorithms
- The Internet Engineering TaskForce (IETF) has established open standards for commercial products using Suite B, helping organizations adopt it with confidence
- Cisco has introduced an IPsec-based implementation of Suite B cryptography in its VPN products
There is a nice quote from David McGrew – Cisco Fellow
“Open and freely implementable cryptography standards are indispensable to global information security. By not asserting patent rights with the Galois/Counter Mode of operation, Cisco has taken an active role in helping Suite B standards remain open.”
For an understanding of Suite B, you may download the Whitepaper here.