QWERX, a cybersecurity company specializing in dynamic machine authentication, has achieved a major milestone in device security over the Starlink network. Using their patented QWERX Enterprise Secure Perimeter (QESP) product, they have successfully demonstrated the ability to secure any connected device, regardless of location.
On November 7, QWERX securely enrolled an endpoint device into a network using Starlink and continuously authenticated it using ephemeral keys that rotate every three seconds. This achievement highlights the potential to authenticate devices worldwide, overcoming limitations imposed by terrestrial networks.
QWERX’s revolutionary technology boasts several key features. Firstly, it is network agnostic, able to authenticate devices globally over any network. This has been proven by the ability to handshake every three seconds over Starlink. Secondly, the technology is provider agnostic and can secure devices anywhere, including those connected via satellite-based communication links.
QWERX’s patented authentication protocol utilizes rotating, ephemeral keys to ensure a secure environment. Its innovative three-second refresh capability provides unparalleled security for devices connected via Starlink and beyond. Furthermore, this solution opens doors for more secure operations under remote or austere circumstances, catering to low-resource, unmanned devices, even in space.
An important aspect of QWERX’s authentication protocol is the elimination of vulnerable static certificates. This eliminates the need for certificate lifecycle management, hardware, or physical infrastructure, ensuring a more streamlined and secure authentication process.
Greg Cullison, CEO/Co-Founder of QWERX, expressed his excitement about this breakthrough, emphasizing the power and versatility of their technology. He stated, “We are no longer bound by Earth; we are globally handshaking every three seconds, proving that QWERX can securely authenticate devices anywhere, on any network. This is a giant leap forward in the field of cybersecurity.”
QWERX is paving the way for the future of device security, contributing to a safer and more connected planet.