it-sa 2016

4. October 2016

By integrating the SECU1 encryption card into the multi-service access and transport platform XMC20, KEYMILE is creating new standards of security in mission-critical communications networks.

KEYMILE will be presenting its new SECU1 security card at it-sa 2016 in Nuremberg from 18 to 20 October. As an integral part of KEYMILE’s transport platform XMC20, the company is setting new benchmarks in transmitting highly sensitive data in IP networks.

KEYMILE is a leading provider of solutions for mission-critical networks. At this year’s IT and security fair it-sa it will be showcasing its current cyber security solution on the Bitkom stand 446 in hall 12.0. The solution delivers exceptionally secure transmission of mission-critical data in packet-based network environments by applying quantum physics.

For the new encryption card in the XMC20 multi-service access and transmission platform, KEYMILE has opted for a hardware-based quantum random number generator (QRNG) produced by Swiss company ID Quantique. The certified QRNGs ensure the creation of truly random and highly secure encryption keys. Instead of mathematical methods, physics-based ones are applied that harness the characteristics of light particles. The SECU1 uses the algorithms recommended by the BSI (German Federal Ministry for Security in IT) and outstandingly secure quantum key generation. The keys can be exchanged via Quantum Key Distribution (quantum cryptography). This protects sensitive data even in the age of quantum computers and beyond.

SECU1 encrypts end-to-end in MPLS-TP transport networks and all network traffic natively on layer 2.5. This has several advantages: there’s no loss of bandwidth due to overhead information and the latency period is less than four micro seconds. As a result, the card stands apart for simultaneous provision of highly secure end-to-end encryption in mission-critical networks and ensures a very high level of data availability. It also adheres to very precise timing – as is required in this type of infrastructure.

The hybrid XMC20 multi-service access and transmission platform combines new and traditional services and technologies in one single platform and fulfils tough standards on security and service quality. The huge range, both in terms of the interfaces and transmission technologies (such as IP, PDH, SDH), ensures confident planning and flexibility. Therefore, operators of mission-critical communications networks can set up secure IP networks and at the same time continue to operate their longstanding PDH/SDH networks, or migrate gradually to IP networks. XMC20 can be operated without a fan, is very robust and therefore ideal for tough ambient conditions.

As part of its Trusted Security concept, KEYMILE carries out research and development in Germany and Switzerland. KEYMILE’s Trusted Security concept entails compliance with stringent security requirements, certified staff, central management of the data transmission systems and the use of encryption technologies. KEYMILE systems fulfil the standards relevant to the industry and at the same time comply with the demanding requirements of operators of mission-critical networks with regard to superior levels of availability and low maintenance.

For more information, visit also our Cyber Security Microsite.


KEYMILE is a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions with key facilities in Germany and Switzerland. The systems developed and produced by KEYMILE systems are used for reliable and deterministic data transmission in mission-critical areas of telecommunications networks used by railway companies, energy suppliers, oil and gas utilities and state organisations. To protect data transmission, KEYMILE uses high-tech security and encryption concepts. Simultaneous availability of IP/Ethernet and TDM technology guarantees perfect evolution to packet-based data transmission. Public network operators employ the products to provide top bandwidth to subscribers. They also use the products to implement value-creating, open-source broadband architecture.  KEYMILE also supports its customers with a range of solution-driven services.  The company has subsidiaries and partners worldwide and has installed systems in more than 100 countries.
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About ID Quantique    
ID Quantique (IDQ) is the world leader in quantum-safe crypto solutions designed to protect data for the long-term future. The company provides quantum-safe network encryption, secure quantum key generation and quantum key distribution solutions and services to the financial industry, enterprises and government organizations globally. IDQ also commercializes a quantum random number generator, which is the reference in the gaming and lottery industries.
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