Quantum Xchange Receives FIPS 140-2 Validation for its Quantum-Safe Key Management System

Disclaimer: Quantum Xchange FIPS 140-2 validation has been updated in 2020. See more information here. 

NIST Issued Certificate #3569 – Quantum Xchange FIPS Object Module – After Meeting Stringent Cryptographic Security Requirements

Bethesda, Md. – Dec. 4, 2019 – Quantum Xchange, a leading provider of secure communications for a quantum-safe world, today announced the immediate availability of FIPS 140-2 validated encryption within Phio Trusted Xchange (TX), the company’s crypto-agile, quantum-safe key management system.

Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is the U.S. government standard used to ensure that cryptographic functionality such as encryption, authentication, and digital signatures meet the necessary security levels for confidentiality and integrity of Sensitive but Unclassified (SBU) information. Quantum Xchange is now eligible to be procured by federal agencies and other highly regulated industries that have also adopted the FIPS 140-2 standard including utilities, finance, and healthcare.

“This is a major milestone in helping to commercialize quantum encryption and quantum-safe key distribution for securing the nation’s most critical communications networks and the valuable data these channels send and receive,” said John Prisco, CEO of Quantum Xchange. “As a cybersecurity vendor, FIPS 140-2 certification is essential to our customers and prospects both U.S. government and federal contractors, but also corporations in the private sector that work with the federal government to collect and transmit SBU information.”

Quantum Xchange strives to maintain a security posture that’s second to none, enforcing security policies and adherence to industry standards and compliance requirements. Phio TX has gone through aggressive penetration testing by its team of seasoned, network security and IT management professionals. The Phio TX application programming interface (API) adheres to the ETSI GS 014 protocol and data format for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).

About Quantum Xchange

Quantum Xchange gives commercial enterprises and government agencies the ultimate solution for secure communications and a dynamic, crypto-agile network to meet evolving business requirements.  It is the only company in the world to make Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) commercially viable by solving the distance limitations inherent with all other QKD offerings. With Phio, the first quantum-ready network in the U.S. and only to support QKD across any distance, and featuring Phio TX, a revolutionary technology that enables organizations to select the level of protection needed based on their risk tolerance, Quantum Xchange is raising the bar for secure communications.  With a dynamic security infrastructure in place, organizations can enhance their existing encryption environment while seamlessly scaling to address quantum readiness with QKD at any time, across any distance, between multiple transmission points.  Learn more about the future of security realized today, visit QuantumXC.com or follow us on Twitter @Quantum_Xchange.

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Bateman Group for Quantum Xchange

April Burghardt
Vice President, Corporate Communications for Quantum Xchange

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