Gartner Information Technology Research

Emerging Technology Analysis: Act Now on Quantum-Safe Encryption or Risk Losing Deals

Published: 23 January 2020

ID: G00421881

Analyst(s): Martin Reynolds


Quantum computing will, in the future, render current software security components obsolete. New standards will be established as early as 2020. Product managers will need to make sure that encryption components are well-understood and readily identified and upgraded in their software and hardware.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
    • Example Quantum-Safe Cryptography Vendors
    • The Quantum Computing Timeline
  • Technology Impact
    • Quantum-Safe Product Updates Appeal to Security-Conscious Customers
    • Quantum-Safe Is an Opportunity to Modernize and Modularize Security Code
  • Technology Adoption
    • Customers Will Require Products Modernized for Quantum-Safe Security
    • Quantum-Safe Update Projects Improve Code Quality and Improve Security Positioning
  • References

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