Quantum-Safe Key Distribution with Phio TX from Quantum Xchange

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Quantum Xchange
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Type of solutionHybrid

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• Phio TX is the first key distribution system that can support both math and physics-based quantum security, supporting quantum keys in any format – PQC, QRNG, QKD or a combination. By offering organizations true crypto agility they can extend the life of their existing crypto infrastructure and easily boost their data security posture with quantum-safe key exchange. Then, if desired, increase their quantum-protection levels as the threat landscape evolves and new risks associated with advances in computing and mathematics emerge.
• With multi-cloud environments and data traveling across platforms – from the data center to public clouds and to edge environments – strong security for data in motion is necessary. Add to these concerns the looming quantum threat and security-conscious organizations must ask themselves: why wouldn’t I want my data and communications networks to be quantum-safe now? Using its patent-pending, out-of-band key delivery technology only Phio TX enables classical keys to be protected by a quantum key making brute-force attacks impossible. The technology is vendor agnostic and seamlessly integrates with leading technologies and products and can be deployed across any network media – copper, fiber, 4G, 5G, satellite, etc.
• If an organization desires QKD maximum security, Phio TX is the only solution in the world capable of overcoming the technology’s distance and delivery limitations, and it provides FIPS 140-2 compliance that QKD alone lacks. By enabling keys to travel unlimited distances on a quantum network, to multiple transmission points, Phio TX has made QKD commercially viable. No other vendor can make this claim which is why leading hardware vendors like Toshiba have partnered with Quantum Xchange.

Brief Overview

Advances in computing and mathematics continue to push the boundaries of how best to secure data in motion. The arrival of a quantum computer will easily break the encryption that protects most of our digital world. Meanwhile, present-day Public Key Encryption (PKE) – the conventional method for protecting transmitted data, i.e., TLS/SSL – suffers from weaknesses and vulnerabilities beyond the quantum threat. With PKE, the encryption keys and data travel together. An attacker needs only to compromise one connection to obtain secret information.

Phio Trusted Xchange (TX) from Quantum Xchange gives companies choice and an affordable, crypto-agile key infrastructure to easily upgrade defenses as the threat landscape evolves. It is the first key distribution system capable of supporting quantum-keys in any format (PQC, QKD, QRNG or combination). Using its patent-pending, out-of-band symmetric key delivery, Phio TX is uniquely capable of making existing, classical keys quantum-safe – delivering an immediate and infinitely stronger cybersecurity posture while addressing the vulnerabilities of PKE head on and providing organizations with a dynamic infrastructure for quantum readiness. Other benefits include:

• Defense-in-depth approach to secure key transfer protected by PQC and/or QKD in a FIPS 140-2 validated implementation.
• Avoid brute-force, side-channel, and SSL/harvesting attacks with out-of-band, quantum-safe key delivery. With Phio TX, keys are used as a key-encrypting-key (KEK) for impenetrable protection.
• Shore up risks and vulnerabilities of modern-day PKE. No data loss even if KEK is stolen – the attacker must still figure out when, where, and how it was used.
• Dramatically improve key entropy with quantum-enhanced options i.e., QKD, QRNG or combination.
• Multipath key routing, fault-tolerant and load-balanced point-to-multipoint key transmissions. Supports key transmission IPv4 or IPv6 network – copper, fiber, 4G, 5G, satellite, etc.
• Enables users to quickly change to any NIST PQC algorithm and provides an onramp to maximum-level QKD