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QuSecure launches quantum computing-based security for endpoints

QuSecure, a Silicon Valley-based quantum computing technology company, today announced the latest version of its security platform, called QuEverywhere – designed to enable organizations to extend quantum security to endpoints such as laptops and smartphones, the company said in a statement.

QuEverywhere, according to the company, is an app or browser-based method for applying quantum cryptography to connections or transactions on a given platform. It relies heavily on the company’s proxy server technology, which uses quantum technology housed in QuSecure’s Quark Orchestrator to handle encryption, decryption, and session management for any system it is applied to.

In effect, QuSecure said, QuProtect adds an additional layer of security across the entire network it is deployed on – painting a layer of post-quantum encryption on top of a standard TLS protocol. transport).

“Upgrading to quantum-safe cryptography is a necessary step that every organization will need to take sooner or later,” said Rebecca Krauthamer, product manager of QuSecure. “Our mission is to use the imminent advent of quantum computing as a catalyst to fundamentally correct the way cryptography is used and managed. To do this, we have designed the QuProtect platform to make upgrading simple. and scalable so that organizations can immediately adopt the necessary defenses.

The threat posed by quantum computing to existing cybersecurity systems is well known. Experts predict the availability of a cryptographically relevant quantum computer – that is, a computer that could be used to break current-generation electronic encryption standards – within three to five years. Even now, others have warned of the possibility of “store now, decrypt later” attacks, where securely encrypted data is captured in transit and held for future decryption by a quantum computer.

Investment in quantum computing has accelerated sharply of late, reaching $30 billion in total in the public sector alone, according to figures released today by the World Economic Forum. A report from this organization said that beyond cryptography, the power of quantum computing has the potential to create huge gains in complex modeling processes – for example, pharmaceutical design and materials science – as well as major advances in sensing in areas such as medical imaging technology, natural resources exploration and mapping, and navigation.

QuEverywhere is available starting today and is priced based on a SaaS model, although specific dollar figures have not been released. The product can be purchased from QuSecure’s partners or directly from the company.

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