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HUB Security brings Quantum Secured Cloud Workspace to U.S.

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By Dan O’Shea posted 02 Dec 2022

Israel’s HUB Security, which has spent much of the year progressing on a merger to enable it to list on Nasdaq at a $1.28 billion valuation, has expanded its Quantum Secured Cloud Workspace offering to the U.S. for private and public use.

The move comes almost a year after Israel’s Ministry of Defense chose the same Hub solution to better protect its clients working with sensitive data in its Nimbus government public cloud. Quantum Secured Cloud Workspace creates quantum encryption keys that are managed and stored within HUB Security’s Confidential Compute platform, protecting any organization’s or government’s core assets within the cloud environment, the company claimed. 

“Our work with Israel’s MoD shows that even governments are increasing their use of public clouds and we have created a solution that can keep nations’ sensitive data well-protected,” said Alon Saban, EVP Cybersecurity at HUB Security. “Data privacy has become a top priority around the globe, and our solution can now help both the public and private sector here in the U.S. to achieve the highest level of protection.”

The solution works with all aspects of Google Workspace, including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and more, to keep data fully encrypted using quantum generated keys. It supports client-side encryption integration, with user authentication based on the customer’s identity provider (IdP), as well as IdP applications and functionality running in a secure execution environment. The encryption keys, user authentication data, and quantum technologies are all stored within the HUB vault, which the company described as “a confidential compute sandbox.”

This kind of sandbox approach, also often referred to as a “trusted execution environment,” is key to confidential computing, a model that has been endorsed by Google and other cloud operators, and which they increasingly are pitching to enterprise clients across a variety of industries.

As for the quantum aspects of HUB’s offering, the company’s website describes Quantum Secured Cloud Workspace as including “1-Quantum random number generator (QRNG)-based solution 2-Post-quantum algorithm support 3-Native support ETSI QKD protocol.”

HUB’s SPAC merger with Mount Rainier Acquisition Corp was approved by shareholders at the end of October, and the company last week filed an amended registration statement, meaning it is likely to list soon on Nasdaq.

Dan O’Shea has covered telecommunications and related topics including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and quantum computing/technology for over 25 years.

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