(TORONTO and OTTAWA) June 14, 2016 - 2Keys Corporation a Canadian Information Technology Security Company, and Crypto4A Inc. a Canadian Cybersecurity product developer, are pleased to announce that they have entered into arrangements to expedite the
development of Crypto4A’s next generation security processing appliance (SPA).
2Keys is a long-time partner in the development of advanced, Canadian-centric information security solutions. Crypto4A is a privately held Canadian company specializing in the development of assured cybersecurity products. Together the two Canadian companies are developing a solution designed from the ground up to answer the challenge of providing assured cybersecurity solutions for today's multi-tenant cloud-based deployments. The SPA's architecture utilizes government best practices, Medium Assurance design features, and quantum-resistant cryptography to deliver a trusted hardware platform for hosting existing software security solutions, and improving their assurance by imposing physical, operational and application security.
“We have known the people at 2Keys for over two decades and share many of the same experiences, philosophies and concerns about current security products” said Bruno Couillard, CTO at Crypto4A. “Working with 2Keys provides us with additional insight with use cases, as well as experience with cloud-based 24/7 operational and security dynamics. This will ensure that the SPA properly addresses a cloud-based deployment environment”, he added.
“Our governments and industry partners require and rely on increasing levels of sophisticated security technologies. 2Keys believes strongly in the power of collaboration to contribute to the solution of these evolving Canadian information security challenges.” said Rob Pierce, President Public Sector and Co-Founder, 2Keys.
Pierce added, “Crypto4A’s SPA represents a unique set of capabilities and outcomes that we believe are strongly positioned to be of immediate benefit to an increasingly cloud-based Canadian digital economy that will require new approaches to security and privacy.”
About Crypto4A Inc.
Crypto4A was founded in 2012 by four Canadian experts in the field of information security and cryptography for commercial and military applications. Bruno Couillard, Jean-Pierre Fiset, Jim Goodman and Brad Ritchie, who collectively have over 100 years of direct experience in this field, were instrumental in the design of the first generation of commercial hardware security modules.
Founded in 1998 and based in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, 2Keys is a private employee owned company. 2Keys is a national leader in enabling secure digital experiences for Canadian governments, financial institutions and commercial clients. 2Keys designs, deploys and operates Digital Identity Platforms and Cyber Security Platforms through Managed Service and Professional Service engagements. 2Keys engagements focus on integrity, confidentiality, privacy and availability as the best way to protect and enhance digital business value for our clients.
For further information please contact Shawn Heeley, Vice President Customer Solutions.