Armos- Quantum Key Distribution is a state-of-the-art appliance which provides unconditional security for your critical data by leveraging the principles of quantum physics.
It is a highly-sophisticated engineering innovation which involves the power of complex deep-tech technologies (such as semiconductors, optoelectronics, high precision electronics, complex software algorithms and quantum physics) that work together to create unconditional security.
Today’s complex network infrastructure has been built over time and each of the devices have a specific role to play. With such complexities being a reality, Armos quantum key distribution can be deployed in any present cryptographic system. The quantum layer sits on top of the existing network, making the deployment and adoption seamless—be it a data centre or a hybrid model.
Easy upgrade to quantum
in the existing
No disruption in
operation - Faster time to value
No wastage of existing investments - Very High ROI
Quantum Key Distribution also known as QKD is the method of distribution of encryption keys which uses the principles of quantum physics to secure keys. Armos uses a series of photons to transmit keys from one point to another over a fibre cable. The photons are generated randomly, which are in quantum state.
Armos uses photons to exchange quantum information in order to arrive at the same key at both ends. Any attempt to read the photon information causes disturbance, thereby increasing the error rate in the channel and causing the keys to collapse. This stops the generation of keys and warns the admin of a possible attack on the channel. The key generation is not resumed until the error rate comes down.
In the whole communication, the key is never transacted, which makes eavesdropping near impossible. The symmetric key always remains a shared secret between the QKD at both the ends.
Though a third party cannot directly tap into a VPN communication, there are ways to copy encrypted data from fibre and store it for decryption in the future. This data will include the key’s as well, which once obtained, can be used to decrypt the entire communication.
There is no sure-shot way yet to detect this type of intrusion on a communication channel. With Quantum Key Distribution, when an attempt is made to tap into the channel, a disturbance is created and presented as an error. If the errors cross a certain threshold, it is considered as an intrusion on the channel and the key generation process is stopped until corrective steps are taken.
In quantum key distribution, the keys are generated only on demand and are never stored. The keys are passed to the encryptors or routers upon request and used only once. This eliminates any possibility of key theft.
Only quantum key distribution can provide full end-to-end encryption as the keys are generated on both ends and it is not possible to route the keys to a different network. Since it is also not possible to route a quantum channel to store the data (as it is a direct channel), it provides true end-to-end encryption.
Armos (QKD) is an added layer of security over and the existing security network. It eliminates the need to rip and replace existing assets in the security infrastructure. In addition to this, the protocol to communicate between Armos and the encryptors/router is pre-integrated for faster time-to-value.
Eavesdropping on your critical data will be immediately known
End-to-End encryption where encryption keys are only with you
No need for key storage, Hence no possibility of
No change in existing infrastruture and quick implementation of solution
Key distribution has always been an area of vulnerability. Though strong keys are commonly used for encryption, the sharing of the secret key has always been a challenge.
There are many instances of encryption breaking in a matter of hours by quantum simulators running on classical computers using Shor’s algorithm. The situation will worsen if systems remain unchanged; shifting to a new mathematical crypto may not help prevent the threat entirely. This is why companies need to act now and find new fool-proof ways to secure their infrastructure, which is currently possible only through QKD.
With PKI breakdown and rampant theft of critical data, organizations should focus on adopting more secure methods like quantum cryptography. There are only two proven options for securing data: Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and One Time Pad (OTP). When combined and used, they provide the highest level of security possible against the attacks experienced today and address the threats of tomorrow.
The Key Cannot be Predicted
On Demand Key Generations
Real Time Intrusion Detection
Variable Key Length and Parameters