Senetas and Thales launch first quantum resistant network encryption solution

Senetas and Thales launch first quantum resistant network encryption solution

Thales and Senetas have collaborated to launch the world’s first quantum resistant network encryption solution, capable of protecting customer data (at speeds up to 100 Gbps) against future quantum attacks.

Regarded the most significant threat to cybersecurity, quantum computing looks set to render many of today’s security methods, such as encryption, obsolete.

With estimates that a working quantum computer outside a lab environment will be a reality within the next five to 10 years, minimum security requirement standards are being developed to protect data in a quantum world.

Andrew Wilson, CEO, Senetas, said: “As quantum computing becomes a reality, organisations around the world should develop a quantum security strategy and start planning to implement quantum resistant encryption sooner rather than later. This is the first to market high-speed network encryption platform that provides quantum resistant encryption with today’s encryption technology. Our government, defence and business customers can make a secure transition to a future quantum-safe world knowing data is protected for the long-term.”. Todd Moore, Vice President, Encryption Solutions, Thales, said: “It’s vital that businesses understand that all of today’s encryption standards are not fit for a quantum world. Hackers know quantum is coming and are actively working to steal data now so they can access it in the future and, large and multi-national organisations are most at risk due to compliance and privacy mandates. Businesses can’t afford to wait, the time is now to review their security quantum strategy.”

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