A random number generator needs to be unfailingly reliable. Poor quality randomness means poor security, as the output bit stream may be predictable and therefore easily guessed or emulated.
That is why IDQ follows best practices and continually performs quality and security testing on its Quantis quantum random number generation products, in line with the recommendations from the most demanding standard institutions worldwide. Quantis QRNG products have been certified by many leading agencies:
NIST ESV IID Certification
IDQ’s Quantis QRNG chips have received NIST Entropy Source Validated (ESV) Certification on the Independent and Identically Distributed (IID) entropy estimation track. This certification offers the highest attainable security and robustness level for the generation of random bits. This means that NIST has verified that the random numbers produced by the chips are independent and uniformly distributed, providing very high quality of entropy. IDQ’s QRNG chips are all based on a physical noise source that fully meets the requirements of NIST SP 800-90B.
This certificate will also facilitate IDQ’s customers who integrate IDQ’s Chips into their own devices to go through the NIST’s Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP).
Statistical Test Suite Compliance
Quantis products have been submitted to NIST compliant test suite and successfully passed all following statistical tests:
The Swiss Federal Office of Metrology (also known as METAS) is the Swiss national organization in charge of measurement science, testing and compliance. In 2010, METAS evaluated and tested Quantis products and confirmed that the quality of its random output complies with the highest requirements. See the Certificate of Conformity and read the Test Report.
In 2011, Quantis was also evaluated by Compliance Testing Laboratory (Bangor, UK), which confirmed that it is “suitably unpredictable and fit for purpose”. Download the certificate here. Contact us for more information.
Several gaming systems that use Quantis products have been, on customer’s request, tested and certified by iTech Labs and GLI. Contact us for more information.
The AIS 31 evaluation methodology is a test suite developed by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). This is one of the most stringent test suites on the market.
The AIS 31 compliance test, if successfully passed, ranks a Random Number Generator (RNG) on a 3 levels scale: PTG.1, PTG.2 and PTG.3. The Quantis AIS31 achieved PTG.3 level, which allows it to be used in strongly regulated gaming or security markets. The validation of the AIS 31 PTG.3 level was issued and validated by the French National Agency for Security of Information Systems (ANSSI). It applies only to dedicated AIS31 versions of Quantis which are provided with the certified post-processing software.
Quantis IDQ6MC1 have also obtained AEC-Q100 certification, demonstrating they can reliably be embedded in any security system of a connected car to ensure trusted and secured in-vehicle and V2X communications, providing the highest level of cyber-security for connected cars.
Quantis IDQ20MC1-S chips are designed and tested to ECSS-Q-ST-60-13 versions Class 1 and Class 3 for use in space. These quantum random number generator devices for space and military, meet the harsh requirements needed to survive in mission critical satellite use cases.
For more details on test performed and certifications, download our Quantis QRNG Certification Collection.