Published on October 21, 2019
Crypto4A Technologies Inc. is a Canadian cybersecurity company creating innovative and disruptive quantum ready cybersecurity foundations for a trusted digital world. The Crypto4A QxEDGE™ (Quantum Extreme Edge) Platform is a hyper converged cyber security platform that has been designed from the ground up to be Quantum Ready while also addressing the complexity and issues in scaling cyber security solutions. At the heart of the QxEDGE™ is Crypto4A’s next generation hardware security module / Quantum Assured Security Module (QASM), delivering cryptographic agility and adaptability which encapsulates sensitive information within the cryptographic boundary while ensuring quantum computing readiness.
Maximizing performance and increasing cybersecurity
Crypto4A’s first product based on the QxEDGE™ platform, The Root of QAOS™, is the industry’s first entropy generation product based on NIST’s Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) reference architecture. It produces large quantities of high quality, trusted, and self-monitored entropy to ensure you get maximum performance from your infrastructure and devices while also ensuring strong cryptographic keys for all your cybersecurity requirements.
Entropy is used all across the enterprise, from the data center to virtual machines to web applications to IoT devices. When your applications, machines, and devices don’t have access to high quality entropy it can negatively affect performance and weaken security. Consider entropy as a way to safeguard your data and prevent hackers from picking your cryptographic locks due to weak keys.
Hyper Scale and Hyper Converged Infrastructure
With the help of CENGN’s commercial-grade infrastructure and technical expertise, Crypto4A is scale and stress testing their platform to validate support for modern compute densities in Hyper Converged and Hyper Scale environments. Through the CENGN security project, Crypto4A is able to ensure all elements of the platform perform at the highest performance and reliability levels required in a commercial setting.
The CENGN Advantage
This type of testing is an important step to provide confidence to customers beginning to deploy Crypto4A’s Root of QAOS™. This is one of the main reasons Crypto4A came to CENGN with their project idea. By allowing the company to install their hardware on the CENGN infrastructure, Crypto4A is able to carry out crucial testing prior to beginning deployments in production environments. Upon project completion, the product will be validated in a modern commercial grade environment.
Crypto4A is a growing Canadian business that is using the services at CENGN through the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP). The NGNP is a Government of Ontario program offered through a partnership between CENGN and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) that is providing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Ontario access to the CENGN Testbed. CENGN’s digital infrastructure is connecting SMEs like Crypto4A to state-of-the-art equipment and network services, which will allow these companies to test and validate their solutions.
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