Crypto Quantique expands IoT security solutions to support cellular connectivity

Crypto Quantique, a provider of quantum-based security for the IoT, has expanded its portfolio to include cellular connectivity by using an IoT Safe trusted SIM.

Crypto Quantique’s QuarkLink IoT device security platform now securely supports IoT devices using cellular networks, providing customers with the zero-trust secure provisioning, onboarding and device life-cycle management capability of QuarkLink with more comprehensive coverage.

Crypto Quantique has partnered with Zariot to provide its cellular IoT capability.

Zariot’s development of novel implementations of cryptographic properties derived from IoT Safe enables customers, using QuarkLink, to achieve end-to-end cellular IoT without relying on VPNs, as well as efficiently manage their devices throughout their entire lifecycle.

The cellular solution is a Zariot provisioned trusted SIM and an embedded code baseline that customers can download from Crypto Quantique’s Github and modify to include their own IoT application. It is available in two forms, each using high security hardware functions to secure the cryptographic keys, which is required in a zero-trust architecture to prove device unique identity.

In both solutions, the cryptographic keys used for identity proofing are generated within a hardware module on-chip/secure element or on-SIM, ensuring that this private key is never exposed outside of the enterprise environment.

Dr Shahram Mossayebi, co-founder and CEO of Crypto Quantique, said, "We are thrilled to announce the expansion of Crypto Quantique's QuarkLink IoT device security platform to now include robust support for cellular connectivity. This means we now can secure devices used in smart cities, smart agriculture and the oil and gas industry, among other use cases that rely on cellular connectivity.

"With QuarkLink's new cellular capabilities, customers can utilise the IoT Safe capabilities of their SIMs or they can utilise secure microcontrollers as the root of trust to seamlessly integrate and secure their IoT devices, benefitting from security by design and protecting their end-points. The expanded coverage and flexibility provided by cellular networks enhance the overall efficiency of managing devices throughout their lifecycle. We look forward to continued collaboration and partnership with Zariot and others to advance the security of connected devices."

Dawood Ghalaieny CEO at Zariot, said, "At Zariot we believe cellular IoT connectivity must provide flexibility and add tangible value. To realise this, we work with our ecosystem of partners, to integrate the most innovative solutions into our SIM. Zariot see the huge potential for Crypto Quantique’s QuarkLink offering to secure, simplify and streamline IoT deployment across all verticals and are proud to join forces."

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