Telefónica Tech has collaborated with Barcelona-based startup Quside, and New York-based Qrypt to successfully complete the integration of a new quantum technology into its cloud service hosted in its Virtual Data Centers (VDC).
Telefónica Tech is a holding company owned by the Telefónica Group. The company offers a wide range of integrated technological services and solutions in Cybersecurity, Cloud, IoT, Big Data and Blockchain. Telefónica Tech’s capabilities reach, every day, more than 300,000 customers in 175 countries.
Quside is a manufacturer of high-performance Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNGs).
Qrypt is a producer of cryptographic quantum security solutions enabled by its Quantum Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solution.
The availability of large quantities of high-quality random numbers has become an essential requirement in many fields. Its application ranges from high-quality encryption keys, which encrypt the exponential growth of data transfers, to the creation of highly accurate simulations for science, engineering, finance, and insurance.
In addition, “go-to-cloud” and “cloud-first” strategies are now a necessity in the ICT industry. Especially, the
financial sectoral sector will require high quality random numbers.
Telefónica Tech has validated the use of quantum random number generators in a new Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) architecture, integrated into its VDC cloud offering. Several use cases have been demonstrated using this EaaS integration, including seeding for cryptographic devices (HSM), Monte Carlo simulations for scientific, engineering, and financial applications, gaming, as well as for a new proof-of-transit protocol that improves the security of data transiting Software-Defined Networks (SDNs).