QNu’s Hodos (PQC) is a quantum resilient public key cryptography based software that has been shown to be a hard problem for large scale quantum computers to solve.
Hodos is post quantum cryptography (PQC) algorithm developed by QNu labs with NIST PQC studies as reference. Hodos (PQC) is the next generation of protocol which will help replace todays RSA based systems with a improved quantum resistant transport layer. Hodos (PQC) is based on NIST selected mathematical functions, which are far harder to backtrack as compared to the prime factorization and elliptic curve functions on which the current PKI is based on.
NIST has been working on the algorithms since 2014, and after the third round of evaluation in July 2020, it narrowed the selection down to seven finalists and eight alternate algorithms. QNu found lattice-based algorithms to be the best from the lot, and was selected for Hodos (PQC). Depending on NIST’s updates, the algorithms might be changed accordingly in the future without affecting operations.
Rapid digital transformation is heightening security risks and making systems prone to vulnerabilities. Cryptosystems should be agile and move at the same speed as digital adoption.
PKI is highly adopted because of its ease of usage. Integration is a challenge when changing cryptosystems, hence gaps must be avoided. Hodos (PQC) uses NIST standards for easy integration with current and future systems.
It is easy to use and simpler to integrate when compared to PKI. Hodos (PQC) is platform-independent and can be integrated into present servers, mobile devices, FPGA, PCIe-cards and more. QNu has ported the algorithms to FPGAs for additional speed-up and enhanced performance.
The complexity of lattice-based algorithms used for Hodos (PQC) is many times greater than the present PKI systems. This complexity generates keys that are quantum resistant.
Hodos (PQC) allows for quick quantum-resistant encryption of existing crypto infrastructure following NIST guidelines without the need for costly replacements.
Hodos (PQC) as a library, communication can be secured from the application level up. Thus, security is delivered till the last mile and can be connected to multiple devices without any complex installations.
Hodos (Post Quantum Cryptography) can be easily integrated into other QNu solutions. This scales up the solution and security capability, thereby addressing a wide range of implementations.
Hodos (PQC) works like the present PKI. The ease of use and implementation is simple, which makes the switch seamless.
Generation and Distribution of Keys Resistant to Quantum Computing
Functionality Spanning All Networks and Geographical Regions
Agile Cryptography and Seamless Integration with Existing Standards
Functionality Does Not Require Any Additional Hardware Devices
Data is the most valuable asset for any organisation. Sensitive data has a shelf life exceeding 10 years, while critical data can be stored for over 25 years. This shows that today’s encryption still poses a risk in the coming years. Moving to Hodos (Post Quantum Cryptography) will help in securing your data and reduce the risk of data theft for today and tomorrow.