How QWERX Works: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Cybersecurity Technology

When you think of cybersecurity technology, what do you picture? Chances are you’ve experienced (and been frustrated by) clunky technology that wastes time and energy and even then, it simply doesn’t work very well. 

Phishing scams, website spoofing, ransomware, malware and Internet of Things (IoT) hacking affect businesses and individuals alike in 2022, and ransomware is continuing to wreak havoc the most on small businesses. Cybercriminals can penetrate 93% of company networks, and so you need a smart solution to defeat these relentless attacks. 

When it comes to phishing attacks, the attacker relies on the vulnerable human element to make the mistake of clicking or otherwise opening a link between the target network and the attacker. Virtually every other approach today assumes that the attacker will achieve access if the human target enables it. Therefore, the defensive strategies today focus on two elements: changing human behavior by instituting best practices and procedures, or early detection after the link is open. Neither approach has proven effective in stopping the attacks. Other businesses offer flat, reactive approaches that rely heavily on users. Cybersecurity should NOT rely on the weakest link of an organization. The QWERX Enterprise Secure Perimeter (QESP) technology presents a breakthrough solution with eight global patents that scale to millions of endpoints.

Enter Our Sophisticated Solution: QESP

Our solution features a process, where credentials are never exchanged or stored and expire instantaneously, which eliminates vulnerabilities and protects users against external threats. This is possible through a blend of seven unique capabilities. Conventional cybersecurity approaches are simply inferior to this superior solution.

Rogue & Clone Device Detection and Containment

Today, public key infrastructure (PKI) uses public and private encryption keys. Credentials are static and only change very infrequently, so a rogue operator with stolen credentials can masquerade as a legitimate user. QWERX dynamic authentication eliminates this problem.

All enrolled and authenticated devices have the same lookup table (LUT) populated with chaotically-derived encryption keys. An internal certificate authority negotiates symmetric key rotation and synchronizes all devices. The software frequently rotates the keys by issuing identical instructions to all network devices for specific references in the LUT. If the device response matches the master “key,” the device is re-authenticated and a secure “handshake” occurs before devices exchange sensitive information. If the device cannot authenticate, it is not allowed on the network. Even if a rogue operator gets a key, that key doesn’t last long, and the duplication is detected, invalidating the key.

Perimeter Attack Discovery, Prevention and Reporting

It’s in the name, and you know that the perimeter in our QESP is not only protected, but enforced with preventative techniques. The perimeter is an enduring mechanism always on alert to discover any attempted attacks. Advanced reporting techniques mean every failed attack makes the QESP even better at anticipating future attempts. 

QWERX Chaotic Information Matrix (QCIM)

QCIM is a many-sided information store. Once we extract and convert chaotic information from its native analog form to a usable digital format, it is stored and managed consistent with the overall ephemeral, dynamic inherent nature of the QWERX environment. For this purpose, QWERX has adapted an off-the-shelf common data structure built around the online analytical processing concept of a multidimensional database. We only retain the core multidimensional structure of the database in its most nascent form. 

Since keys can be rotated very frequently — even in milliseconds — an adversary must precisely acquire all of the components simultaneously in the very moment of their creation to be useful, because in the next instant they will be replaced. Even in the extraordinary circumstance that an adversary might successfully guess all of the components, they would only gain whatever information was being protected in that instant and gain no lasting advantage that could be extrapolated to any future instant. Possessing one or even most of the components without possessing all of them does an adversary no good. All of the components must be present for the system to function.

Policy Management

Our team has extensive experience in technology and regulatory policy, and so you can be sure that QESP incorporates a keen sense of policy management at multiple levels. With simple product integration, policy management can be as detailed as your organization wants it to be.

Real-Time Notifications/Reporting

QWERX monitors and shuts down adversary access attempts in real-time, providing alerts as they happen. These alerts are small reminders that our top-notch solution is at work, and the detailed reporting allows deeper analysis if you wish with our intuitive console.

Adversary Activity Discovery

The QESP system detects and prevents discovered adversary activity. Device activity information is captured and available on the QESP console. The QESP operator can subsequently initiate another shuffle. Compartment components and functions, like managing the shuffle/indexing function, increase the challenge to an adversary. There is no single point of failure and no single target that gives an external adversary an advantage.

SaaS/Cloud Agnostic

QESP has multi-cloud implementations with many devices and network endpoints, creating seamless software distribution. Our cybersecurity technology is cloud-native, docker-contained and device agnostic.

Product Setup Is Quick and Simple With Our Intuitive Operator Console

Our easy setup begins with network enrollment followed by device onboarding through the QESP operator console. QWERX QCIM is loaded with an initial set of random information to provision devices. QWERX provides the first shuffle QCIM indices instruction to all network devices. Lastly, the operator initiates the QESP system to secure the perimeter. Defense outpaces the offense for the first time!

Easily Integrate the Best in Cybersecurity Technology 

Our model scales quickly with limited incremental costs. The policy management and multi-cloud implementations make it easy to integrate our exceptional technology into your network. Contact us today to explore solutions for your organization.

Amanda Costello is a freelance journalist in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been published in AudioFile Magazine, The Omaha World Herald and CNN. You can view more of her work here.



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