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Hodos (Post-Quantum Cryptography)

QNu’s Hodos is a quantum resilient public key cryptography based software that works on shortest vector problem in a complex lattice that has been shown to be a hard problem even for large scale quantum computers to solve.

What is Hodos - Post Quantum Cryptography ?

Hodos is post-quantum cryptographic algorithm developed by QNu labs with NIST PQC studies as reference. Hodos is the next generation of protocol which will help replace todays RSA based systems with a improved quantum resistant transport layer. Hodos 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. Depending on NIST’s updates, the algorithms might be changed accordingly in the future without affecting operations.

Achieving Cryptoagility with Hodos (PQC)

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. When shifting the cryptosystems, integration is a tremendous task; any gaps in implementation may lead to attacks. Hodos uses NIST recommendations, which makes it easy to integrate it with the present system and future upgrades.

It is easy to use and simpler to integrate when compared to PKI. Hodos 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.

How Hodos - Post Quantum Cryptography
achieves unconditional security

Higher Complexity to Break

The complexity of lattice-based algorithms used for Hodos is many times greater than the present PKI systems. This complexity generates keys that are quantum resistant.

Getting Quantum Ready

With Hodos, you can wrap existing crypto infrastructure as recommended by NIST and make encryption quantum-resistant within a few hours. Hodos reduces costs and investments by eliminating the need for 'rip and replace'.

Last-Mile Delivery

With Hodos 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.​

Easy Scalability

Hodos can be easily integrated into other QNu solutions. This scales up the solution and security capability, thereby addressing a wide range of implementations.

Are you an organisation with sensitive data? Looking to Future Proof your
Data today?

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How Hodos - Post Quantum Cryptography works

Hodos works like the present PKI. The ease of use and implementation is simple, which makes the switch seamless.

Hodos can work in hybrid with Armos, Tropos and Qosmos, providing 360-degree security-making it quantum-safe, not just resistant.​

Who should use Hodos - Post Quantum Cryptography

Data is the most valuable asset for any organisation. The shelf life of sensitive data is more than 10 years and more than 25 years for critical data. This shows that today’s encryption still poses a risk in the coming years. Moving to Hodos will help in securing your data and reduce the risk of data theft for today and tomorrow.

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