Espoo, Finland – December 1, 2022 – Xiphera, Ltd, a Finnish company that designs and implements hardware-based security solutions using proven and standardized cryptographic algorithms, today launched the new xQlave™ family of Post-Quantum Cryptographic (PQC) IP cores.
The new xQlave™ family offers a comprehensive collection of quantum secure key exchanges and digital signatures implemented as Intellectual Property (IP) cores for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) hardware. This family introduces an IP core for the PQC algorithm recently announced as a winner of the PQC competition by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The xQlave™ product family enables Xiphera’s partners and customers to design future-proof systems that are also protected against the threat of quantum computers.
The rapid development of quantum computers is creating new opportunities as well as threats to current ecosystems. This is revolutionizing the way we view security and computing holistically. A sufficiently powerful quantum computer could break current public-key (asymmetric) cryptosystems based on integer factorization and discrete algebra, compromising the entire foundation of information and network security. Concerns have been raised about malicious actors today already being able to target and capture sensitive data for the purpose of cracking cryptography when sufficient quantum computing power is available. This has led national security agencies (such as the US NSA and French ANSSI) to recommend systems designed and deployed today to have the ability to upgrade to quantum security cryptography.
PQC is implemented and runs on existing computing platforms to protect against attacks that leverage quantum computing. “NIST announced the winners of the PQC competition last summer, and these winners’ algorithms will be used on a large scale in the near future,” he says. Kimmo Jervinen, co-founder and CTO of Xiphera. “Security system designers already need to prepare for today’s post-quantum future, and the xQlave™ family answers that need.”
Xiphera’s new xQlave™ family consists of a safe and efficient implementation of the PQC algorithm. The first product in the family is for the CRYSTALS-Kyber key encapsulation algorithm, one of the four winners of the NIST PQC competition. IP cores will be available for customer evaluation in January 2023.
The xQlave™ family will grow in 2023 with a new IP core for CRYSTALS-Kyber and the second NIST winner algorithm, CRYSTALS-Dilithium digital signature algorithm. The xQlave™ family meets a variety of customer needs with IP cores optimized for a very small resource footprint, maximum performance and an optimal balance between them.
Kimmo Järvinen said, “The xQlave™ family forms the core of Xiphera’s products for public-key cryptography of the future, and used alongside traditional elliptic curve cryptography in hybrid cryptography schemes already provides protection against today’s quantum computing attacks.” said. “We are here to help our customers protect their assets from quantum threats with our new xQlave™ family.”
The xQlave™ family of IP cores is available in the US and Canada, EMEA and APAC regions.
For more information, see Xiphera’s xQlave™ and PQC websites.
About Xiphera Ltd
Xiphera, Ltd is a Finnish company that designs hardware-based security solutions using standardized cryptographic algorithms. We have strong cryptographic expertise, extensive experience in system design, and deep knowledge in the field of reprogrammable logic to help protect our customers’ sensitive information and assets. Xiphera’s product portfolio consists of secure and efficient cryptographic intellectual property (IP) cores designed directly for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). Broadly applicable to a variety of end markets, our solutions provide our customers with the following benefits: Peace of Mind in a Dangerous World.