London (PRWEB UK) 26 July 2012
Tigerspike’s new quantum-resistant mobile encryption technology, Karacell - patent pending in 144 countries around the world - is set to bring mobile security in to a new level and transform how organizations and individuals keep their data safe on personal technology devices.
Two major issues threatening today’s encryption standards demand a new level of mobile security. The first is the move of communication and information to smaller and smaller devices such as medical implants. Limited battery life poses great restrictions on the strength of current encryption methods or prevents them being used at all. The second is that the rapid development of so-called “Quantum Computers” will reduce the level of security and protection the current AES and RSA standard encryption methodologies provides.
The implications of reducing the ability to protect information over the internet and on storage systems could be catastrophic to organizations and individuals. Government communications, credit card details, medical records will all be accessible to ‘hackers,’ and medical implants and small devices will be unprotected.
“Security, speed and low power requirements are at the forefront of companies’ minds when it comes to enterprise mobile solutions. We see encryption as a key technology. AES and RSA are starting to show cracks and with the advent of quantum computing, current solutions have their days numbered and can’t even be used on limited battery life devices. So we designed a quantum-resistant encryption method that addresses the key issues of security, speed and low power and is able to be used on any device, even medical implants, and we are confident it is future proof,” said Dr Stuart Christmas who is leading the project.
Karacell ensures that data is secure regardless of whether it is stored in the cloud, on your iPad or on your phone. It is also designed specifically for parallel processing, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in all devices, from mobiles phones to home computers. This means that Karacell can grow with advancements in technology, making it truly future-proofed both in terms of speed and strength.
“Phoenix (Tigerspike’s enterprise-class content delivery platform) is already being used by Fortune 500 companies across the world, and with Karacell, security will be a key point of difference for Phoenix over other enterprise mobile platforms that use current industry standard encryption. This and other technologies we are working on will give companies extra confidence that they can use Phoenix to transform their businesses for many years into the future.” said Luke Janssen, CEO of the Tigerspike Group.
Tigerspike is a Personal Media company. We are unique in the way we combine world leading UI/UX design, front-end development expertise with complex back-end technical integration to deliver large scale consumer and enterprise mobile and tablet solutions. Underpinned by our Phoenix platform, we transform our customers’ businesses by unlocking the power of personal media for their customers and employees.
The announcement follows Tigerspike's inclusion on the coveted Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2011 list for the fifth consecutive year, in recognition of achieving being one of the fast growing technology companies; as well as listed as one of Forbes 100 most promising companies in America.
Tigerspike has invested heavily in the development of new technologies via their Innovation Lab. Formed in 2008, headed by company co-founder Oliver Palmer, Director of future technologies Stuart Christmas PhD, and ex-Google Russell Leidich, the Innovation Lab is looking into the future and developing ground-breaking new technologies, and incorporating them into Tigerspike’s Phoenix platform.
Tigerspike’s clients include, American Express, The Economist, Westfield, Tetra Pak, News Corporation, Vodafone, Kaiser Permanente, Merck, US Army and 20th Century Fox.
About Innovation Lab
The Innovation Lab stays at the forefront of what’s happening in Personal Media through research and development of key mobile technologies. These technologies are patented and integrated into the Phoenix platform; future proofing our business and our customers’ businesses.
About Stuart Christmas, Director of Future Technologies
Stuart has a Masters degree in Thermal and Nuclear Physics and a PhD in in Optoelectronics , He has designed Reverse Monte-Carlo simulations for determining the atomic structure of amorphous carbons that are still being used today at the Rutherford-Appleton laboratory in Oxford. He has also designed optical fiber smart structures for British Aerospace and Airbus. He has had roles requiring US Government security clearance acting for all Aerospace, Military, Secure Government and Biomedical accounts.