Internet and networks applications are growing very fast. Most of confidential data is circulated through networks as electronic data for achieving faster communication. In data communication Information Security became a major problem. The information is sensitive part of the organization. Any loss or threat to information can prove to be great loss to the organization. Encryption technique plays an inevitable role in information security systems. Cryptographic ciphers have an important role for providing security to these confidential data against unauthorized attacks. Though security is an important factor, there are various factors that can affect the performance and selection of cryptographic algorithms during the practical implementation of these cryptographic ciphers for various applications. This paper discuss about the data and procedures for selecting cryptographic algorithms with respect to performance.