ID Quantique (IDQ), a provider of quantum-safe security solutions, announced the launch the Cerberis XG, according to a news release. The company added that this is the first of a series, aiming at providing the highest level of trust to governments and enterprises for future proof data protection in smaller and optimized form factor.
Safety of current encryption methods, and especially of the key exchange mechanisms based on asymmetric cryptography, is a major concern particularly for governments and enterprises which must protect data for five to ten years or more. Possible back-doors in current systems combined with massive computing power already put high-value sensitive data at risk of being decrypted by malevolent actors. Moreover, the arrival of quantum computers is imminent and will render asymmetric key exchanges unsafe: encrypted data can be stored now and easily decrypted later.
As a security solution provider and since 2007, IDQ has commercialized Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) that generates and distributes cryptographic keys across a provably secure communication network, to safely encrypt or authenticate data. Its products are used by governments, enterprises, industrial customers, and by academic research labs in more than 60 countries and on every continent.
IDQ’s Cerberis XG is smaller (1U compact chassis), provides higher value, is easy to operate and it can easily interface with link encryptors from major vendors on the market, according to the release.
It also embeds enhanced trusted security components, such as tamper detection, a secure memory module as well as IDQ’s latest QRNG technology (IDQ20MC1 QRNG chip) which provides proven randomness for all the related crypto storage. In contrast to conventional key distribution algorithms, QKD is the only known cryptographic technique which offers forward security, resilient to new attack algorithms and upcoming quantum computers. A significant advantage of QKD technology resides in the fact that its reliability is not impacted by technological advancements nor time.
“The Cerberis XG is the first product of our new series. With its compact size and its enhanced security features, our latest Cerberis XG is the 4th generation of our QKD products. This is the result of some intensive design optimization and improvement, based on years of experience in the QKD field, which offers reduced environmental footprint in data centers as well as an increased ROI for our customers, while preserving ultimate quantum-safe security to protect data today and tomorrow.” – Grégoire Ribordy, CEO and co-founder of ID Quantique
“We are happy to offer the most economical QKD solution in the market today, providing a significant security upgrade without forklifting the existing infrastructure, making it Quantum-Safe for long-term data protection.” – Axel Foery, EVP Quantum-Safe Security at ID Quantique
Source: ID Quantique.