Quantum computing is the next generation of computing. Researchers all around the world believe that one of the only ways modern encryption could be hacked is with the use of quantum computers. Quantum computers aren’t practical as of now, however, computer researchers are now experimenting with the technology inside of labs.
Acronis looks to stay one step ahead of the competition by announcing its efforts to officially offer the first industry grade encryption that is proven to be “Quantum-Safe.” Acronis has linked up with ID Quantique in order to provide the technology. Acronis believes that its new encryption product will be so secure, that not even quantum computers of the future can break its algorithm.
It’s a great idea by Acronis. If Acronis can say that its products are one step ahead of the competition, it could be a major selling point for the cloud security broker.
“Quantum computing opens up a new world of cyber security threats that companies cannot ignore especially those moving more IT operations like data protection to the cloud,” says Serguei Beloussov, Co-Founder and CEO at Acronis.
“Acronis believes that data privacy and data security are critical requirements for complete cloud data protection, and we’re working with leaders such as ID Quantique to innovate in areas like quantum-safe encryption. The result ensures that our cloud customers get the most secure solutions in the industry and most importantly are protected against future threats and attacks.”
If you’re interested in learning more about quantum computing, there is a brilliant segment about the technology and researchers behind it in the BBC documentary called Defeating the Hackers. In the documentary, researchers talk about how they think quantum computing will be used to break many of the popular encryption methods of today.
If security is of the utmost importance to your organization, Acronis may have the answer to all of your future cryptographic needs.