CipherStrength Property  

Return the length of the key used by the encryption algorithm.




The CipherStrength property returns the number of bits in the key used to encrypt the secure data stream. Common values returned by this property are 40, 56 and 128. A key length of 40-bits is considered to be relatively insecure, while a key length of 56-bit is considered moderate and 128-bit keys are considered to be very secure. If this property returns a value of 0, this means that a secure connection has not been established with the server.

Data Type

Integer (Int32)

See Also

HashStrength Property, Secure Property, SecureCipher Property, SecureHash Property, SecureKeyExchange Property, SecureProtocol Property