802.1AEbw-2013: MAC Security (MACsec)–Extended Packet Numbering

Full title: IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks–Media Access Control (MAC) Security–Amendment 2: Extended Packet Numbering

This amendment to IEEE Std 802.1AE–2006 (as previously amended by 802.1AEbn) added optional Cipher Suites, GCM-AES-XPN-128 and GCM-AES-XPN-256, that allow up to 264 frames to be protected with a single Secure Association Key (SAK) and so ease the timeliness requirements on key agreement protocols for very high speed (100 Gb/s plus) operation.

Current Status

Standard Available free from the IEEE Get Program.
Status Approved February 7th 2013, Published 12th February 2013.
Editor Mick Seaman

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