iQuila and Quantum Dice announce partnership to deliver unrivalled encryption security over remote network connections.
iQuila, known for pioneering the VEN (Virtual Extended Network) protocol, a more secure and faster alternative to the IPsec protocol used by VPNs, has teamed up with Quantum Dice, a company that was born out of Oxford University’s world-renowned quantum optics lab and developers the world’s first compact source-device independent quantum random number generator (QRNG).
This partnership grew from a ground-breaking new development from Quantum Dice (QD), which uses lasers to generate truly random strings of numbers that can be used to create secure encryption keys. Existing random number generators are either based on software, which makes it possible for Cyber Threat Actors to identify repeating patterns and breach the encryption to steal, copy or farm your data, or they are classical hardware random number generators that are both slow and vulnerable to physical attacks on the hardware.
With QD’s QRNG encompassed within iQuila’s SDN solution, customers will now benefit from an enhanced level of protection of their encrypted data packets as they pass over the public internet.
QD’s QRNG works by firing a laser through beam splitters before reaching photon detectors producing a random signal due to the quantum uncertainty of this process. QD’s patented QRNG protocol is known as DISCTM which provides a live measurement of the available randomness, extracted directly from the physics process. This provides an unparalleled level of assurance in order to create securely unique encryption key which are used in the iQuila VENTM platform to encrypt data packets carried over the network, providing levels of security that are unmatched by any other offering on the market.
David Sweet, CEO of iQuila said, “I am very excited about the partnership between iQuila and Quantum Dice. This solution delivers unrivalled encryption security over remote network connections and brings us ever closer to preventing the cost and devastation of cyber-attacks.”
Ramy Shelbaya, CEO of Quantum Dice “Remote connections are rapidly becoming a big part of our lives. At Quantum Dice, we are excited to be partnering with iQuila to provide quantum-enabled security to secure this critical aspect of modern infrastructure, and proud to be working with a company that is revolutionising the way it is done.”
iQuila was founded in November 2018 as a result of research conducted by the founders in their Managed IT support company Principality IT. They realised that, as a standalone solution, iQuila could revolutionise business internet usage. The product extends the local area network (LAN) worldwide while also extending its security, delivering connectivity in a simple and unique way. While iQuila has broad usage potential, the company primarily targets education, legal, accountancy, local and national government and the Ministry of Defence. In 2021 iQuila was invited to both the Cyber Runway Tech Accelerator and the Microsoft for Start-ups Accelerator programs, as an emerging disruptive network technology. Customers include Penlon Ltd, Cultech Ltd and Edenstone Group.