Arqit Launches Encryption Intelligence Service

LONDON, June 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arqit Quantum Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQQ, ARQQW) (Arqit), a leader in quantum-safe encryption, announces the full commercial launch of a new feature of its Symmetric Key Agreement Platform, the “Encryption Intelligence” service. Encryption Intelligence assists organizations in identifying network risks and developing mitigation plans to enhance their security posture against current and evolving cybersecurity threats. Arqit secured its first paid contract for this feature with an international telecoms network operator.

In the USA, the government required organisations (in National Security Memorandum 10) to build an inventory of cryptography used in their networks to gain an understanding of where the vulnerabilities to quantum computing attack exist and this is becoming a widespread requirement internationally. By using Arqit's Encryption Intelligence, organizations can do this in an automated manner. The product is highly complementary to Arqit Symmetric Key Agreement Platform, which is the logical solution to the problems identified by Encryption Intelligence.

David Williams, Arqit's Founder, Chairman, and CEO, stated, "To fix a problem comprehensively, you need to know where it is. Arqit Encryption Intelligence makes it very easy for CISOs to do this. Because of the Government requirement we saw rising demand for the service. We diagnose the scale of the problem, then fix it."

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The White House instructed National Security Systems to use Symmetric Keys

“Within 180 days of the date of this memorandum, and on an ongoing basis, the Director of OMB, in consultation with the Director of CISA, the Director of NIST, the National Cyber Director, and the Director of NSA, shall establish requirements for inventorying all currently deployed cryptographic systems, excluding National Security Systems (NSS). These requirements shall include a list of key information technology (IT) assets to prioritize, interim benchmarks, and a common (and preferably automated) assessment process for evaluating progress on quantum-resistant cryptographic migration in IT systems.”

About Arqit

Arqit Quantum Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQQ, ARQQW) (Arqit) supplies a unique encryption software service which makes the communications links of any networked device, cloud machine or data at rest secure against both current and future forms of attack on encryption – even from a quantum computer. Compatible with NSA CSfC Components and meeting the demands of NSA CSfC Symmetric Key Management Requirements Annexe 1.2. and RFC 8784, Arqit’s Symmetric Key Agreement Platform uses a lightweight software agent that allows end point devices to create encryption keys locally in partnership with any number of other devices. The keys are computationally secure and facilitate Zero Trust Network Access. It can create limitless volumes of keys with any group size and refresh rate and can regulate the secure entrance and exit of a device in a group. The agent is lightweight and will thus run on the smallest of end point devices. The product sits within a growing portfolio of granted patents. It also works in a standards compliant manner which does not oblige customers to make a disruptive rip and replace of their technology. Arqit is winner of two GSMA Global Mobile Awards, The Best Mobile Security Solution and The CTO Choice Award for Outstanding Mobile Technology, at Mobile World Congress 2024, recognised for groundbreaking innovation at the 2023 Institution of Engineering and Technology Awards and winner of the National Cyber Awards’ Innovation in Cyber Award and the Cyber Security Awards’ Cyber Security Software Company of the Year Award. Arqit is ISO 27001 Standard certified.

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