How to find whether your Mac's processor supports AES ( Advanced Encryption Standard) specification or not ?
To find out whether the processor on the Mac is capable of supporting AES ( Advanced Encryption Standard specifications ) or not , we can run the following command to know the status
$ sysctl -a | grep aes
The output might be :
If "hw.optional.aes:" value is 0 then the processor does not support AES . If value is 1 then processor supports AES.
You also can check the features supported by the processor on the intel site at : http://ark.intel.com/ by supplying the processor model number. Processor model number can be found by running following command.
$ sysctl -a | grep machdep.cpu.brand_string
machdep.cpu.brand_string: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8800 @ 2.66GHz