19th June 2018
AUCloud and QuintessenceLabs (QLabs) are pleased to announce a formal partnership to apply world leading Quantum Encryption (QE) technologies to cloud computing creating greater security and functionality for users.
Managing Director of AUCloud, Phil Dawson (previously co-founding CEO of UKCloud, the leading provider of cloud services to UK Government, Defence and Health) stated that “applying world leading quantum encryption technologies to enhancing the cyber security of cloud IaaS and PaaS can significantly reduce risks for all government users and citizens. We aim to bring the most effective and assured technologies as-a-Service and QLabs have some of the most advanced technology in the world in this respect.”
Vikram Sharma, Founder and CEO of QLabs additionally noted “we have been working with AUCloud for more than year on how best to integrate our quantum encryption technologies into the AUCloud platform and provide QE Security-as-a-Service for the benefit of government and defence customers. AUCloud is aligned with our mission to improve the security of valuable data for end customers and we are excited to partner in a number of key areas of joint development.”
The key areas of focus for the partnership are quantum encryption of:
– At rest stored data as part of QE Storage-as-a-Service
– Microsoft Office and similar Protective Enclave as-a-Service to enhance risk mitigation of data leakage
– Cross-Platform data transfer between low and higher-level data classifications
Jan Marais-van Vuuren, Founder of Defence/Intelligence consultancy Terra Schwartz, endorsed the partnership’s vision and stated that “the defence, law enforcement and intelligence sectors have long sought the utility of cloud platforms with the security of high assurance and encrypted controls. Quantum encryption was beyond a pipe dream even a few years ago.”
AUCloud CTO Brad Bastow reiterated that “the value of a Quantum Encrypted PROTECTED Enclave, available as-a-Service for government to consume, would be a fundamental leap forward from the traditional method of manually building and managing secure enclaves and projects”.
AUCloud is the sovereign cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, exclusively focused on the Australian Public Sector and Critical National Industry communities. Enabled by improvements in cloud technology and based on extensive proven success, AUCloud is proud to deliver a service, which is Assured by design, Agnostic by price, Australian by definition, Agile in delivery and Aligned in values. AUCloud is Australian-owned, Australia based, and will serve the Australian people. Citizens’ data will always be protected, tax will be paid, and Government will be more secure, more effective and delivering better value for all.
QuintessenceLabs is the global leader in quantum cybersecurity, providing game-changing data protection solutions through a suite of products integrating advanced cybersecurity with quantum technology. Products include the world’s fastest true random number generator, an advanced encryption key and policy manager, and integrated encryption solutions for on-premise or in-cloud implementations. QuintessenceLabs is also a frontrunner in the development of quantum key distribution technology. (www.quintessencelabs.com) —