IDQ Unveils Cerberis XGR QKD Platform
The Cerberis XGR is an open QKD platform designed as a versatile research tool for academic and technology evaluation labs wanting to test the technology, run QKD testbeds, or build a quantum lab.
Safety of current encryption methods, especially of the key exchange mechanisms based on asymmetric cryptography, is a major concern today 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 will render asymmetric key exchanges unsafe: encrypted data can be stored now and easily decrypted later.
QKD enables unbreakable communications and future-proof data privacy. It is the only known cryptographic technique that provides proven secrecy of encryption keys, as well as long-term data confidentiality and integrity.
ID Quantique has been helping companies to get started with Quantum Cyber Security for 20 years. Since 2007, it has commercialized QKD systems to governments, enterprises, and industrial customers in more than 60 countries and on every continent.
Recently, IDQ launched its 4th generation of QKD Systems, the XG series. The Cerberis XGR is the second model in the series. Users can experiment with different parameter setups and configurations, in both automated and manual modes. The user-friendly interface and comprehensive software suite with full real-time monitoring and management system enables easy familiarization with this technology.
ID Quantique also offers on-demand services such as tailored training, product customization or quantum risk assessment to best fit its users’ needs.
In the words of Grégoire Ribordy, CEO and co-founder of ID Quantique:
“The study of QKD has acquired a new sense of urgency: it is simply not possible to wait until the arrival of quantum computers to design and test suitable cryptographic methods. The Cerberis XGR will help teams get started with QKD and evaluate how it fits into networks. Its design and associated services are made to help any organization get started now and lead quantum innovation in their respective field.”
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