What encryption algorithms and key lengths do you use?

Encryptionizer is standardized on the AES algorithm. Depending on use, we have several formulations of the AES algorithm for special purposes.  Each has been validated by NIST for the FIPS 140-2 standard.

Key Lengths:

  • 128 bit (16 bytes)
  • 256 bit (32 bytes)


  • CBC: For performance reasons, recommended for structured files, such as SQL Server MDF, LDF, Backup and Transaction Logs.
  • ECB: (mainly for upward compatibility)
  • CTR: (Counter mode) Required for non-structured files such as FileStreams, PDFs, media files, etc.