Enabling Security Technology for Tomorrow

At METRARCTM we are using novel and promising technology for deriving secure encryption keys from the properties of digital systems, addressing a major area in the security domain, which is currently recognised as inhibiting the economic expansion of online services. METRARCTM has developed novel solutions for increasing security which is relevant to many sectors including e-commerce, m-commerce, on-line and banking and Internet of Things(IoT).

The digital revolution has transformed the way we create, destroy, share, process and manage information, and has brought many benefits which businesses, governments and consumers have become dependent upon. However, digital technology has also increased the opportunity for fraud and other related crimes; therefore it is vital to ensure the integrity and authenticity of such digital systems. Widespread adoption of encryption technology is seen, by most, as the solution to digital security problems, although in practice, established encryption systems are limited by their reliance on the storage of the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data as this is potentially inefficient and insecure. Metrarc’s technology has an additional level of security as there is no requirement to store encryption keys or an other encryption data.



The features are taken from the device, used to encrypt the data, and then discarded. To unencrypt, the reverse process is followed. The lack of templates means that files may be encrypted with much greater security than seen in other methods. The system possesses the significant advantage of removing the need to store any form of template for validating the user, hence directly addressing a major Achilles’ heel of existing systems.


Data encryption, in general, is a fundamental tool for the protection of electronic data. However, if the security of encryption keys cannot be absolutely guaranteed, then the encryption cannot fully protect against fraudulent data manipulation.


METRARC™ provides a more advanced method of producing the encryption keys than standard methods do.

When keys are usually generated for the purpose of encrypting data, they are stored as templates. The METRARC™ system does not store templates, as it operates on pioneering ICMetric technology; therefore it uses features of an individual device to generate an encryption key.