ID Quantique Partners with Fortinet to Commercialize a Quantum-Safe VPN Solution
(ID-Quantique) ID Quantique (IDQ), the world leader in quantum-safe security solutions, integrates with the Fortinet Security Fabric to provide long-term security for critical data transported over Virtual Private Networks. This joint solution will be the first commercially available quantum-safe VPN platform built on a standardized interface. QKD – also known as quantum cryptography – is added as an extra layer of security on top of the encryption taking place at Layer 3 to protect data in transit.
ID Quantique and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, will provide a dedicated commercial-grade interface to IDQ’s latest generation of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) system.
Fortinet’s flagship next-generation firewall, FortiGate, will offer a dedicated interface for quantum keys based on the ETSI key delivery standard. FortiGate is a key part of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which has an open architecture and interfaces to enable technology partners in Fortinet’s Open Fabric Ecosystem to develop integrated solutions for comprehensive cybersecurity.
“Combining secure Layer 3 encryption with QKD will provide the best VPN security for data in motion. We are very excited by this new partnership with Fortinet and being part of the Fortinet Open Fabric Ecosystem”, says Grégoire Ribordy, CEO and co-founder of ID Quantique. ”Sensitive data is increasingly in danger from the growing threat of cyberattacks and more and more companies, especially banks and governments are highly concerned by this issue.”