2Keys invests in Crypto4A Technologies

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By Ted Liu

2Keys Corporation has made undisclosed amount of investment in Crypto4A Technologies Inc. to expedite the development of Crypto4A’s next generation security processing appliance (SPA).

Founded in 1998, Ottawa and Toronto based 2Keys is a long-time partner in the development of advanced, Canadian-centric information security solutions. 2Keys designs, deploys and operates Digital Identity Platforms and Cyber Security Platforms through Managed Service and Professional Service engagements.

Gatineau, Québec based Crypto4A is a privately held Canadian company specializing in the development of assured cybersecurity products. 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.

2Keys and Crypto4A are developing a managed services 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 industry’s recognized best practices, emerging design assurance standards and design features, and quantum-resistant cryptography to deliver a trusted hardware platform ideal for hosting existing software security solutions, and improving their assurance by providing physical, operational and application security.

“We are pleased to welcome 2Keys to our list of investors and look forward to combining our mutual expertise for the benefit of the industry,” said Bruno Couillard, President and CTO at Crypto4A. “Working with 2Keys allows us to better understand how to advance the capabilities of our technology and prepare it for deployment in a cloud-based 24/7 operational environment. This will ensure that such applications as Entropy as a Service are ready for cloud-based deployment.”

“Today’s market opportunities and threat landscape require innovation and research. 2Keys believes strongly in the power of Canadian collaboration to contribute to the solution of these evolving security and privacy challenges.” said Rob Pierce, President and Co-Founder, 2Keys. “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 requires new approaches to security and privacy.”

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