Quantum Xchange & Engage Black's Partnered Post-Quantum Solution
APTOS, CA. and BETHESDA, MD. – Sept. 6th, 2022 – Cryptographic appliance manufacturer Engage Black has partnered with Quantum Xchange to bring quantum-safe capabilities to the Engage BlackDoor ethernet encryptor suite (BlackDoor DUO and BlackDoor OPS). The partnership enables customers to bypass everyday cryptographic risks, while instantly future-proofing their cryptographic stack for the quantum era with no network interruptions or downtime.
Encryption suffers from single points of failure that occur on a near daily basis. Poor implementation or programming errors, lack of key rotation, software bugs, weak entropy sources – all contribute to encryption weaknesses and create vulnerabilities ready for exploitation by cybercriminals or state-sponsored actors. This, coupled with the looming quantum threat and the need to replace legacy encryption with quantum-resistant algorithms, and most organizations are seeking quantum-safe solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to maintain, and don’t require additional hardware on the critical path or adding another hop in the wire.
The FIPS 140-2 validated Phio Trusted Xchange (TX) by Quantum Xchange acts as a simple overlay that plugs into Engage BlackDoor encryptors to send a second, symmetric key out-of-band, down a separate quantum-protected tunnel and mesh network. An attacker must now know that multiple independent encryption implementations and algorithms are present, with two keys in play – when, where, how, or if they are paired, and what cryptographic algorithm they are paired with. The added complexity, randomness, and diversification brought by Phio TX significantly reduces the risk of, or damage from, a would-be attack because session keys, Post-Quantum Cryptographic (PQC) algorithms, certificates, etc., are continuously changing.
“The partnership with Quantum Xchange allows our customers to extend the life and ROI of legacy encryption into the quantum era with ease, reliability, and agility,” said Mark Doyle CEO Engage Black. “The solution is elegantly simple, yet robust enough to meet the changing privacy and security needs of the world’s most demanding and selective companies and governments that have chosen Engage cryptographic hardware.”
Engage Black joins other leading security vendors including Fortinet, Juniper, Thales, and Cisco who recognize the strategic importance of crypto agility and the unique crypto-diversification and out-of-band key delivery capabilities of Phio TX.
“We are committed to providing a vendor neutral, next-generation cryptographic solution that addresses the vulnerabilities in modern-day encryption practices head-on, while simultaneously offering a risk-averse, change-management platform to combat future threats, including quantum attack,” said Vince Berk, Chief Strategy Officer at Quantum Xchange.
To learn more about the advantages of the Quantum Xchange and Engage Black strategic alliance, download the solutions brief here.
About Engage Black
Engage Black is the security business unit of Engage Communication Inc. focused on providing advanced cryptographic products to both existing and emerging markets. The “Black” in the company name refers to industry terminology for encrypted or cipher text information. Learn more about the company’s 30-year history and how Engage is increasingly ready for the future of hardware security at https://www.engageblack.com/
About Quantum Xchange
Quantum Xchange gives commercial enterprises and government agencies the ultimate solution for protecting data today and in the quantum future. Its award-winning, crypto-diverse management platform, Phio Trusted Xchange (TX), removes the single points of failure common with modern-day encryption practices and leverages the essential characteristics of next-generation cryptographic security: out-of-band key delivery; quantum entropy; software stack redundancy; key mixing; and a diversified collection of current and post-quantum algorithms. Customers can easily practice crypto agility with no bumps in the wire, no latency, no new hardware on the critical path. To learn more about future-proofing your data from whatever threat awaits, visit QuantumXC.com.