Phio TX Awarded Patent for Secure Out-of-Band Symmetric Encryption Key Delivery

Quantum Xchange is pleased to share that our flagship product, Phio Trusted Xchange (TX) has been awarded a U.S. patent for its out-of-band key delivery technology, a unique methodology for delivering keys to infrastructure and endpoints. 

Granted as: Pat. No. 11,483,140, “Secure Out-of-Band Symmetric Encryption Key Delivery,” was originally created, and subsequently filed, to overcome the traditional distance and delivery limitations of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) networks. Today, Phio TX has evolved into so much more, providing the only policy-driven platform for enterprise crypto management – an enabling technology for any Cryptographic Center of Excellence. 

Leveraging quantum entropy, all NIST-backed PQC algorithms, and a second symmetric key delivered out-of-band, Phio TX removes single points of failure common to modern-day encryption practices while future-proofing a customer’s crypto infrastructure for the quantum era. See here how Phio TX leverages the five essential characteristics of next-gen cryptographic security: redundant out-of-band key delivery; quantum entropy; diversified portfolio of current and post-quantum algorithms; key mixing; software stack redundancy. 

Committed to meeting the customer where they are, Phio TX is now available in a variety of deployment models to meet the budgetary and business requirements of any sized organization – see product guide. Vendor agnostic and platform independent, Phio TX acts as a simple technology overlay that works in tandem with traditional encryptors, routers, firewalls, VPNs, etc., to send a second, symmetric key down an independent, quantum-protected tunnel and mesh network. Users can dynamically stack, switch, mix, deliver, and manage quantum-safe keys across any network media type, anywhere on the planet, with no network interruptions or downtime. See explainer video.

Purpose-built for resiliency and agility, and embracing crypto-diversification to mitigate risk, Phio TX is truly ushering in the next-generation of cryptography and key exchange with the following key (pun intended) benefits: 

  • Zero packet loss, zero latency introduced
  • Switch PQCs, keys, and algorithms on the fly
  • No bump in the wire & no new hardware on the critical path
  • Software only or hardware available
  • Failed algorithms no longer a threat
  • Daily single points of failure removed
  • Added complexity introduced via out-of-band
  • FIPS 140-2 validated, 140-3 pending 
  • Supports math-based PQCs and physics-based QKD alongside classic PKE

As digital transformation continues and with it the rise of VPNs and enterprise adoption of SASE solutions including SD-WAN and CASB, the future of network security and protecting the “work from anywhere” enterprise will require a next-generation solution like Phio TX that is crypto-agile, introduces redundancies to diversify away risk, and leverages out-of-band key delivery to the network’s edge. 

Keep your data protected, business resilient, and network infrastructure quantum-ready. Deploy Phio TX today. 

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