AES 256-bit encryption

What is AES 256-bit encryption?

AES stands for Advanced Encryption Standard, which is the norm used worldwide to encrypt data.

256 refers to the key size – the larger the size, the more possible keys there are. To understand the magnitude of the effort it would take to try all possible combination keys, 256-bit encryption offers more combination possibilities than there are stars in the universe (a septillion or 1024 stars), and would take more years by billions of computers to crack than the age of the universe (13.8 billion years).

Avira uses 256-bit encryption to protect the confidential data of its customers.