Report on the NIST Java TMAES Candidate Algorithm Analysis
James F. Dray Jr.
NIST solicited candidate algorithms for the Advanced Encryption Standard in a Federal Register Announcement dated September 12, 1997. Fifteen candidates were submitted, and NIST has subsequently worked with a worldwide community of cryptanalysts and computer security researchers to analyze these candidates. This paper documents the test environment created by NIST for this purpose and the test results. Candidates were tested for memory usage, speed, and complexity. a final ranking of the candidates was obtained by normalizing the raw test results and calculating final composite scores that reflect performance across all test categories.