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Entrust helps enterprises prepare now for post-quantum (PQ) security with new PQ testing & development solutions

By Sandra Helsel posted 28 Apr 2022

(FinanceYahoo) Entrust, a leading provider of trusted identities, payments, and data protection solutions, recently announced four new solutions aimed at helping organizations prepare for the security challenges and opportunities presented by quantum computers. IQT-News shares key details below on the four solutions:

Entrust is making available four new products designed to help organisations to assess their cryptographic stance and integrate quantum resistant algorithms into their encryption workflows and services. The new offerings are:

Cryptographic Center of Excellence Expands to Support PQ Preparedness
The Entrust Cryptographic Center of Excellence consulting portfolio – which provides actionable recommendations to remediate identified risks in crypto systems – is evolving to help organisations prepare to manage the challenges of PQ. The upcoming updates to the Crypto Agility Maturity Assessment will help organizations identify their readiness to manage the introduction of PQ algorithms and provide a roadmap to achieve the required level of crypto agility.

Entrust nShield Post Quantum Cryptography Option Pack
For customer wishing to prepare for a PQ world and are looking to evaluate the use of NIST PQ shortlisted algorithms running within a representative Entrust nShield Hardware Security Module (HSM) environment, Entrust offers an advanced preview of a new option pack that provides a software development suite of cryptographic functions based on NIST PQ shortlisted algorithms running within a representative Entrust nShield Hardware Security Module (HSM) environment.

Quantum Java Toolkit
Available as a beta release, this pluggable Java toolkit provides a way for organizations to integrate quantum safe algorithms into their digital certificate generation workflows. It is being made available to organizations who want to start building secure applications with PQ cryptography and supports composite certificate draft standards and traditional single algorithm certificates.

PKIaaS for Post Quantum
In a PQ environment, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) providers will need to issue hybrid or composite certificates combining classical and quantum safe algorithms. By providing a cloud-based PKI as a Service offering, Entrust can provide customers with composite and pure quantum Certificate Authority hierarchies. PQ via PKIaaS is expected to be available to applicants as a beta in April 2022


Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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