SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QuSecure™, Inc., a leader in post-quantum cryptography (PQC), today announced it has been named a winner in the annual Commercial Capabilities Showcase award competition by the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) and the Small Business Consulting Corporation (SBCC).
Earning recognition and a signed Phase I Letter of Support from the AFGSC, the win gives QuSecure a competitive advantage for future business, including important Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) opportunities. Additionally, the award grants QuSecure access to strategic networking consultations with SBCC and relevant government stakeholders across the DoD. SBCC’s continued support will help QuSecure get its technology in the hands of the operators as well as navigate requirements, contracts, government acquisitions, and operations to help align all the critical players and find continued success in the defense market.
QuSecure was selected as the winner from a field of 57 different companies. AFGSC evaluators noted about QuSecure’s submission: “Overall, a compelling proposal. Qualified technical and business teams with good commercialization groundwork. Clear understanding of DoD security approval processes.”
The competition included a white paper round as well as live pitch presentations to the AFGSC, SBCC, AFGSC Commercial Capabilities Integration & Transitioning Division (CCIT), the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP), and the Innovation Enterprise at Louisiana Tech University. As an additional showcase perk, QuSecure has the ability to work with EAP for consultation and advisement on its commercial goals.
“We are pleased to have been selected as a winner in the Commercial Capabilities Showcase and are excited to work further with AFGSC to help get our solution into the hands of our warfighters,” said Pete Ford, Head of Federal Operations at QuSecure. “QuSecure already has several important government contracts under its belt and is the proven PQC solution of choice for the DoD with numerous contract wins. This award further elevates QuSecure with important DoD agencies and provides a competitive advantage with the Letter of Support acting as an endorsement for viable government use. AFGSC has a critical mission to provide strategic deterrence, global strike, and combat support. QuSecure’s solution can help innovative leaders provide safe, secure, and combat-ready advanced cybersecurity solutions for nuclear and conventional global strike. QuSecure’s proven post-quantum technologies uniquely provide secure, interoperable cybersecurity to protect networks from today’s classical threats and future quantum threats.”
The Commercial Capabilities Showcase is an opportunity for companies to debut their technology and connect with AFGSC decision makers. All applicants receive feedback from AFGSC evaluators, comprised of a combination of technical subject matter experts and real operators. Selected finalists pitch their innovation to a panel of AFGSC and SBCC leaders at the showcase event, with the option to pitch virtually or in person in Shreveport, La. SBCC supports companies and technologies of interest to AFSGC by helping them identify funding and transition pathways to enable the fielding of valuable commercial solutions, and enhancing their ability to achieve recurring revenue in the defense marketplace.
QuSecure’s QuProtect software enables organizations to leverage quantum-resilient technology to prevent today's cyberattacks, while future-proofing networks and preparing for quantum cyberthreats. It provides quantum-resilient cryptography, anytime, anywhere and on any device including network, cloud, IoT (Internet of Things), edge devices, and satellite communications. Using QuProtect, organizations can implement PQC on the network with minimal disruption to existing systems. QuProtect software uses an end-to-end quantum-security-as-a-service architecture that addresses the digital ecosystem’s most vulnerable aspects, uniquely combining zero-trust, next-generation post-quantum-cryptography, crypto agility, quantum-strength keys, high availability, easy deployment, and active defense into a comprehensive and interoperable cybersecurity suite. The end-to-end approach is designed to protect the entire information lifecycle as data is communicated, used, and stored.
QuSecure is a leader in post-quantum cybersecurity with a mission to protect enterprise and government data from quantum and classical cybersecurity threats. Its quantum-safe solutions provide an easy transition path to quantum resiliency across any organization. The company’s QuProtect solution is the industry’s first PQC software-based platform uniquely designed to protect encrypted communications and data with quantum-resilience using a quantum secure channel. QuSecure has current customer deployments in banking/finance, healthcare, space/satellite, IT/data enterprises, datacenters, and various Department of Defense agencies. QuSecure is investor backed and has offices in Silicon Valley. For more information visit www.qusecure.com.