Quantum Xchange collaborates with Thales to enable the delivery of Quantum-Safe keys over any distance, on any network medium


Thales high-speed encryptors combined with Phio TX provide immediate quantum-resistant network security to protect data in motion without limitation

BETHESDA, MD., November 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Quantum exchange, delivering the future of encryption with its industry-leading key distribution platform has collaborated with Thales to provide immediate quantum and crypto-agile secure key delivery capabilities. The resulting quantum resilient network solution enables end users to maintain the security of their data and communications networks; overcome the vulnerabilities of current encryption techniques, for example, keys and data traveling together; and protect yourself from man in the middle, harvest and future quantum attacks.

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The revolutionary out-of-band symmetric key distribution system from Quantum Xchange, Phio Trusted Xchange (TX), is a simple architecture overlay that works in tandem with conventional encryption systems, in this case Thales High Speed ​​Encryptors (HSE), and any TCP / IP connection (wireless, copper, satellite , fiber) to decouple key generation and delivery from data transmissions. With Phio TX, a second quantum-enhanced encryption key is sent through a separate quantum-protected tunnel and mesh network to multiple transmission points. This presents an attacker with the enormous challenge of having to overcome the combined security of the Key Encryption Key (KEK) – where a second key is involved and sent regardless of the data path. Continuous key rotation takes place with each transfer, further enhancing system security today and into the quantum future.

Phio TX embraces cryptographic agility, supporting quantum keys generated from any source i.e. Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) or a combination, and all candidate post-quantum cryptographic (PQC) algorithms assessed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are expected to be standardized by 2022. FIPS-validated network security appliance meets also to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) protocol for QKD. With Phio TX, users can get started with PQC and then easily upgrade to QKD levels of protection without disrupting their underlying infrastructure and without network downtime.

“Phio TX used in combination with Thales High Speed ​​Encryptors (HSE) provides customers with a powerful enterprise security solution capable of making native encryption keys immediately quantically resistant,” said Eddy Zervigon, CEO of Quantum Xchange. “The standards-based solution can easily meet the risk mitigation needs of an enterprise at any time and provides an infinitely stronger cybersecurity posture to any network environment.”

“Quantum computing will be one of the greatest technological achievements in recent memory, but it comes with many security risks,” said Todd Moore, vice president of encryption products at Thales. “While there is no silver bullet in cybersecurity, the deployment of crypto-agile systems or systems capable of rapidly updating cryptographic algorithms, keys and certificates in response to advancing cyber attacks is the next frontier in protection against emerging threats. Today, Thales enables companies to flexibly deploy security algorithms that include quantum resilient algorithms that provide techniques to mitigate current and future security risks presented by the evolution of quantum computing. NIST is currently selecting finalists from among quantum-secure encryption algorithms under development. In anticipation of this, Thales is already supporting the current finalists, including Thales’s Falcon algorithm.

To find out more about the main advantages and functionalities of Thales network encryption solutions with Phio TX, download the solutions sheet here.

About Quantum Xchange
Quantum exchange offers commercial enterprises and government agencies the ultimate solution to protect data in motion today and into the quantum future. His premium symmetric out-of-band key distribution system, Phio Trusted Xchange (TX), is particularly capable of quantically securing existing encryption environments and supports both post-quantum cryptography (PQC) and quantum key distribution (QKD). Only by decoupling key generation and delivery from data transmissions can businesses achieve true cryptographic agility and quantum readiness without disrupting the underlying infrastructure or business operations. To learn more about securing your data against any threat that awaits you, visit QuantumXC.com or follow us on Twitter @Quantum_Xchange #BeQuantumSafe.



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