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May 15, 2019

2Keys and Crypto4A announce launch of Industry First “Root of QAOS™” Entropy Managed Service

(TORONTO and OTTAWA, Canada) – May 15, 2019

2Keys Corporation and Crypto4A Technologies Inc. today announced the launch of a unique Canadian Cybersecurity solution that will provide enterprise, cloud providers, mobile application and IoT developers with managed sources of high quality, trusted, and certified entropy. The Root of QAOS™ is an industry-first Entropy Appliance based on National Institute for Standards in Technology (NIST) standards and delivered as a managed service. It will also be initially offered to select industry participants as a no-cost service.

Strong cryptographic keys are the backbone of today’s digital world, and entropy is an essential and fundamental ingredient for all cryptographic key generation processes.

Crypto4A’s Root of QAOS™ Entropy Appliance is based on NIST’s Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) reference architecture and provides trusted, monitored and high-quality (multiple and quantum based sources of) entropy to any number of internal and external systems and devices. The Root of QAOS™ is deployable as an appliance or as a managed service to deliver certified and trusted entropy required for data centers, cloud providers, enterprise computing platforms, IoT and/or embedded devices such as mobile applications.

Bruno Couillard, CEO and Co-Founder of Crypto4A states, “Today’s world of embedded software systems and devices, IoT devices, and cloud-based virtual machines running over complex and dynamic software-defined networks generate low quality and low quantities of entropy. These systems cannot be trusted to generate sufficient high-quality entropy internally.” Couillard adds, “The old assumption that a human user creates an ‘easily-accessible and high-quality source of entropy in a digital system’, no longer holds in today’s distributed computing applications and environments. We believe very strongly in the importance of strong entropy and together with 2Keys we are providing a free service tier that will allow industry participants to access a trusted source of high-quality entropy.”

The Root of QAOS™ is the first solution based on the advanced capabilities provided by Crypto4A’s next generation cyber security platform, designed to be both quantum safe and crypto adaptable to face the security challenges quantum computing will bring.

2Keys is an ISO certified (27001, 27017, and 27108) Canadian company providing Digital Identity and Cyber Security Managed and Professional Services to the Canadian Public and Private Sectors. 2Keys will manage the implementation, operations, and monitoring of the Root of QAOS™ solution as an EaaS.

Shawn Heeley, VP Customer Solutions of 2Keys said, “We expect that as organizations continue to improve their security posture that strengthening their Cloud, IoT and mobile channels will require new and enhanced cryptographic services. Our experience in PKI, CA’s, Cloud and mobile based Managed Services together with our ISO certified operations will provide customers with timely and cost effective value.”


Crypto4A’s Root of QAOS™ Entropy Appliance will launch alongside 2Keys Managed Service on June 18th, 2019. For further technical information or product-related inquiries, please contact John O’Connor at For further information on the Root of QAOS™ Managed Service please contact Shawn Heeley at

About Crypto4A Inc.

Crypto4A was founded in 2017 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, who collectively have over 100 years of direct experience in this field, were instrumental in the design of the first generation of commercial hardware security modules. For further information on this release or any other information on Crypto4A, please contact

About 2Keys

Founded in 1998 and based in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, 2Keys is an ISO 27001, 27017 and 27018 private employee owned company. 2Keys is a national leader in enabling secure digital experiences for Canadian governments, financial institutions and commercial clients. 2Keys designs, develops and operates Digital Identity Platforms and Cyber Security Platforms through Managed Service and Professional Service engagements. 2Keys engagements focus on confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy as the best way to enhance and secure digital business value for our clients.

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