A pioneering authentication and signing


Learn how we developed a scalable, highly secure digital authentication and signing solution for use by governments and private sector organisations worldwide.

About Planetway

Planetway enables governments and companies to execute digital transformation. The new Planetway solution complements their existing e-governance and e-health solutions and puts them on track to become a leading authority in personal authentication and digital signing solutions.

The challenge

Vast majority of the world’s encryption is based on the decades-old RSA encryption system.

Keys for RSA algorithms are generated by choosing two distinct prime numbers and multiplying them. This is easy to calculate at the start of the algorithm, but it is very difficult to calculate the function in reverse without the use of quantum computing technology.

Planetway adopts a fundamentally different approach to data encryption, with the ability to support robust future-proof quantum cryptography solutions.

The company's vision is to become a leading brand for identity authentication and digital signing, but this is no easy task. The main barrier towards delivering the Planetway software on a global scale was the lack of ID card infrastructure.

Our approach

Progmatic developed the whole Planetway system from scratch, fulfilling all the various developmental roles from analysis to application implementation and testing.

The size of the team varied from 2 to 8 developers. We avoided role separation where possible, and encouraged all members of the project to participate in programming, analysis and testing.

With the Planetway solution, we started from scratch. First, we received a cryptographic solution from computer scientists at TalTech university then we created a demo, before progressing onto a working prototype that was demonstrated in Japan. The last phase was to make the system publicly available through a sign-up portal.

The outcomes

Planetway was built on a new generation crypto algorithm based on Edward’s curve that enables shared keys and therefore improves significantly the scalability of the solution, as well as makes it (nearly) quantum-proof. The most challenging part of the implementation was to write the necessary components for already existing HSMs, which makes Planetway's solution truly one of a kind.

Get in touch

We love creating something to be proud of. Drop me a line or give me a call to discuss the challenges that we could help you solve.

Heiki Kübbar
+372 50 73830