Ottawa, Ontario, October 06, 2023 – Quantropi Inc. (“Quantropi”), a provider of complete quantum-secure cryptographic solutions for data and communications, has partnered with Evergreen Innovations LLC (“Evergreen”), a tactical communications integrator, as its official American distributor to the United States Department of Defense (DoD).
Evergreen Innovations will be streamlining the distribution process by which the U.S. military purchases cutting-edge encryption technology. “We are excited to be collaborating with Quantropi,” said Chris Wallower, CEO of Evergreen. “The encryption products they offer will keep the DoD ahead of Y2Q.”
Y2Q, sometimes called “Q-Day,” is that future point in time when quantum computers would have advanced so far that they will be able to defeat the public-key encryption systems that keep military and civilian communications private and secure. When that happens, all bets are off, Wallower notes.
The U.S. government too has been tracking the Y2Q problem. The Biden Administration, for example, signed into law H.R. 7535: Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act in 2022. But new novel attacks leveraging AI and Machine Learning have greatly compressed the timeline to Y2Q.
“The DoD knows this day is coming, and they’ve been preparing for it,” said James Nguyen, CEO of Quantropi. “Unfortunately, technology doesn’t advance in a slow, linear fashion. It can sometimes make very rapid advances. Most of the focus has been on upgrading asymmetric encryption, but for optimal security, symmetric encryption and quantum random number generation need to be addressed as well.”
The Quantropi QiSpace™ platform offers a complete set of cryptographic capabilities that have distinct security and performance advantages. The solutions are:
- MASQ™: an asymmetric cryptographic suite that supports NIST-standard and novel Quantropi post-quantum algorithms for both key exchange and digital signature;
- QEEP™: a quantum secure symmetric algorithm that is up to 18 times faster than AES-256 with no performance degradation for keys up to 400 times larger; and
- SEQUR™: a scalable, high-performance SaaS solution for quantum random number generation and distribution to endpoints over existing network infrastructures.
“We are eager to have Evergreen introduce our post-quantum solutions to the DoD,” James Nguyen said. “We understand that people can be wary of bold technological promises. That’s why we welcome rigorous military testing. We are confident that QiSpace™ can provide quantum security for a wide range of DoD use cases.”
Quantropi is set to attend the defence-focused Association of the United States Army – AUSA annual meeting and exposition, Oct 9-11. Quantropi will be promoting its TrUE quantum-secure cryptography platform – QiSpace™ including its quantum entropy services to a broad audience including U.S. and foreign military, law enforcement and embassy representatives.
About Quantropi Inc.
Quantropi is a Canadian company that provides quantum-secure encryption and quantum key generation and distribution services to enterprises, governments, product manufacturers, and the IoT space, through its flagship QiSpace™ platform. QiSpace is the only offering that provides all three prerequisites for end-to-end quantum security — Trust, Uncertainty, and Entropy – TrUE. Quantropi’s TrUE product suite is fast, lightweight, and works seamlessly over TODAY’s Internet, making it the perfect choice for server environments to mobile and even embedded systems.
About Evergreen Innovations LLC
Evergreen Innovations LLC specializes in C4ISR, networked communications and cloud-based services. Evergreen serves government customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau and Federal Agencies, as well as a variety of customers in the commercial and international markets. For more information about Evergreen Innovations and its solutions, please visit www.evergreeninnovationsllc.com.