Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies (TCT) has partnered with ID Quantique to provide high-assurance key protection backed by quantum randomness.
The joint solution combining the Luna T-series Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) backed by IDQ’s quantum random number generation has just received FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validation, which means it meet NIST’S highest level of security standards.
Luna T-Series HSMs are the choice for government agencies when storing, protecting and managing cryptographic keys used to secure sensitive data and critical applications. Meeting government mandates for U.S. Supply Chain, the high-assurance, tamper-resistant Luna T-Series HSMs are designed, developed, manufactured, sold, and supported in the United States. Luna T-Series HSMs offer industry-leading cryptographic performance and security optimized for government mandated algorithms and key lengths. Thales TCT’s keys-in-hardware approach protects the entire life-cycle of keys within the FIPS 140-2 validated confines of the HSM.
Quantum Enhanced Keys
By embedding ID Quantique’s quantum random number generator (QRNG) chip within the Luna T7 Crypto Module, Thales TCT is offering the industry’s first FIPS 140-2 compliant HSM capable of generating quantum enhanced keys. Using principles of quantum physics, the QRNG chip produces high quality entropy which is the basis for all random numbers and cryptographic keys generated by the HSM. With a choice of operating the HSM in FIPS-approved mode using either the embedded, classic physical RNG or the embedded quantum RNG, customers can dynamically change between classical key generation and quantum enhanced keys as threats emerge over time.
For more information on the Luna T-series HSMs: thalestct.com/hsm.
READ Thales’s PR: https://www.thalestct.com/about/news/2021/04/19/t-series-FIPS