ID Quantique and CryptoNext partner to deliver next-gen, quantum-safe messaging
Geneva based ID Quantique SA (IDQ), a global leader in Quantum Cybersecurity Solutions, and Paris based CryptoNext Security SAS (CryptoNext), a pioneer and leader in Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC), today announce their partnership to offer an effective and long-term Quantum-Safe Communication Solution for mobile phone users.
Mobile communications have become fully integrated in today’s hyper-connected world, where huge volumes of data, much of it sensitive in nature, flow everywhere. At the same time, significant investment into quantum computing technology has seen significant advances being made, bringing the dawn of the quantum computing age ever closer.
The arrival of quantum computers is anticipated with enthusiasm and apprehension in equal measure. Apprehension because a quantum computer will be capable of breaking today’s cryptographic infrastructure with ease. This has created the need for a new approach to cybersecurity, and new solutions in this forthcoming era. But this isn’t just a problem for tomorrow, it represents a very real threat today. Organisations must also protect long-life, high-value data against potential “harvest now, decrypt later” attacks. The need to act now is widely acknowledged by national security agencies, including the NSA and the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) in the US, ANSSI in France and the BSI in Germany.
In a clear move to address the challenges of long term, quantum-resistant data protection, solutions are being developed that leverage existing quantum technologies, such as Quantum Random Number Generation (QRNG) and Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC).
Following a successful test project at NATO, IDQ and CryptoNext have joined forces to bring to market the next generation of quantum-secured communications solutions. Leveraging a combination of their world-leading QRNG and PQC technologies, the aim is to provide essential support to end-users plus systems integrators and specialized solutions vendors.
The solution is a quantum-safe messaging application for mobile communications. It combines Cryptonext’s Quantum-Safe Messaging Application Plugin (C-QS-MS) and Quantum Safe Library (C-QSL) with automated detection of ID Quantique’s QRNG Microchip. Embedded in some brands of smartphones, the QRNG Microchip provides the most reliable source of entropy for any cryptographic process. The result is an end-to-end text, file exchange, voice and video call Quantum-Safe messaging solution. The application is transparent to the user and comes with detailed group management features to efficiently manage the security of specific groups.
The solution aims at enabling governments, enterprises and organizations of all types to manage sensitive communications for specific groups of people, such as executive teams, and/or specific projects.
“We are delighted to team with CryptoNext Security, a recognized leader in Post-Quantum Cryptography to leverage our market leading QRNG chip integrated into smart phones and offer our customers the most secure messaging application.”
Gregoire Ribordy, CEO and co-founder, ID Quantique
“It is great honor for us to be recognized by and team up with IDQ, a clear market leader in QRNG technologies with proven track record in deployment and supporting customers with quantum-safe crypto solutions.”
Florent Grosmaitre, CEO CryptoNext Security
About CryptoNext Security
CryptoNext Security, founded in 2019 following 20years+ academic research with HQ based in Paris, is a software vendor specialized in quantum resistant cryptography. CryptoNext offers its quantum-safe software suite of Tools and Applications, including its world recognized quantum-safe library that includes all NIST Quantum algorithms finalists, for enterprise end-users and integrators to help their migration to the post-quantum era security.
CryptoNext Security has been nominated among 5 for post-quantum cryptography leadership by Gartner and awarded Future 40 most promising startup in French competition. For more information, see www.cryptonext-security.com.
VP Marketing, ID Quantique
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