dacoso, an IT service provider for data connections and data security, is cooperating with ID Quantique (IDQ), a leading global provider of quantum secure transmission solutions, to jointly offer forward-looking security solutions to companies.
The background is the current development of quantum computers. The new generation of computers makes most of today's encryption algorithms vulnerable: While attacks over a full key search with classical computers can take months, a quantum computer has the ability to break standard procedures in a much shorter time frame.
In this new threat landscape, it is critical for organizations to equip themselves with the right technologies to protect sensitive data. For this purpose, dacoso integrates the so-called Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) of ID Quantique into the optical data transmission technology of the dacoso partner ADVA. QKD uses a fundamental law of quantum physics: observation causes influence - and this is demonstrably recognized. In this case, the data transmission stops immediately and an alarm is triggered. This process ensures secure key exchange and data integrity against both classical and quantum attacks.
Although commercial quantum computers are not yet available on the market, there is already a need for action on the part of companies. Future new security risks are already affecting existing data. The saboteurs' attack strategy is "download now, decrypt later". This means that cybercriminals are already stealing and storing data today. Decryption will be implemented as soon as quantum technologies become more widespread.
"Quantum computing will have a profound impact on modern encryption methods and make most of them obsolete," explains Thomas Joswig, CEO of dacoso GmbH. "Quantum Key Distribution is an indispensable technology for future data security. Our partnership with ID Quantique ensures that we can offer our customers a reliable solution against cybercrime".
"We are delighted to be working with dacoso at such a crucial moment in the cyber security market. QKD offers unprecedented security and ensures that companies can protect their most important data from damage now and in the future," said Grégoire Ribordy, CEO of ID Quantique, about the new cooperation.
dacoso offers solutions for connectivity, cyber defence and virtual networking. The IT service provider is aimed at companies that depend on highly available and secure data and want to remain agile at the same time. dacoso's services include optical and BSI encrypted data connections, a certified Security Operation Center, Managed Security Services and virtualization solutions that provide more dynamism in the network.
dacoso GmbH is an owner-managed company with headquarters in Langen near Frankfurt a.M. and 11 additional locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Among its customers are banks and insurance companies, utility companies, industry and commerce, public institutions as well as IT providers and carriers. dacoso and its solutions are certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. Further information can be found at www.dacoso.com
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About ID Quantique
ID Quantique was founded in 2001 as a spin-off of the Applied Physics Group of the University of Geneva and is a world leader in quantum secure crypto solutions to protect data for the future. The company provides quantum secure network encryption, secure quantum key generation and quantum key distribution solutions and services to the financial industry, businesses and government organizations worldwide. IDQ's quantum random number generator has been validated to global standards and independent agencies and is the reference in highly regulated and mission-critical industries - such as security, encryption, critical infrastructure and IoT - where trust comes first.
IDQ is also a leading provider of optical instrumentation, especially photon counters and related electronics. IDQ's innovative Quantique solutions are used for both scientific and commercial applications.
IDQ's products are used by government agencies, businesses and academic customers in more than 60 countries and on all continents. IDQ prides itself on its independence and neutrality and believes in building long-term and trusting relationships with its customers and partners.
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