Security aspects

QUIK Software Package ensures integrity and privacy of transmitted data, by providing secure connection between the workstation and the QUIK server. All information is transmitted between the server and a client in encrypted form.

Broker’s tools for encryption and authentication

  • Authentication and encryption with standard TLS/SSL protocols
    Authentication may be done by name and password, or by X.509 certificate issued for a personal private key generated by user.
  • Use of certified GOST algorithms generated by systems of cryptographic data protection CryptoPRO CSP and/or SignalCom SSLPro
    Authentication is done by X.509 certificate issued for a personal private key generated by user. The key may also be stored on more protected external carriers – ’pendant’ memory devices (JaCarta, eToken, ruToken, etc.).
  • Cryptographic tools by ARQA Technologies
    Public and private keys are generated by users and may be password protected. Private keys are kept separately from the software, for example, on a flash card. Authentication is done by public user key, encryption — by symmetric private key.

In addition, QUIK has support for

  1. various two-factor authorisation mechanisms (RSA SecurID or RADIUS authentication, Windows domain authentication) with a PIN code sent to the user via email or, if the Alert dispatch module is installed, to the user's mobile device via an SMS/push message;
  2. logging of all transactions and text messages of the users;
  1. fixed IP-range available for connection to a specific terminal;
  2. individual security settings for each user, selective approach;
  3. transactions signed with a digital signature using certified cryptographic tools such as Message-PRO / Signal-COM, CryptoPro CSP, Validata CSP or Bicrypt.

External Cryptographic Tools

Security capabilities can be enhanced by using external certified cryptographic tools for creating digital signatures (sold separately).

Each user's transaction (new order, request for cancelling an order, non-trade order) can be signed with a digital signature, by using the following cryptographic tools certified by the Federal Security Service:

For Ukrainian companies, QUIK has support for the following cryptographic tools issued by the accredited key certification centres (except where QUIK server is used on managed service basis*):

* — for the companies that intend to use QUIK server on managed service basis to connect to the Ukrainian exchanges, integration with solutions that use digital signature of certified Ukrainian providers is impossible due to the reasons that lie in the Russian and Ukrainian legislation.

For Kazakh companies, support is provided for the cryptographic tools of the following developers:

RSA SecurID

In addition to standard means for authorisation of QUIK Workstation and webQUIK users RSA SecurID® technology can also be used.




Two-factor authentication product designed by RSA Security provides additional protection of QUIK system user’s data from unauthorised access. RSA SecurID solution uses two components for authentication:
  • PIN, a number known only to the user,
  • token-key, a number that the token shows on its display. 
RSA SecurID token is a ’pendant’ memory device or card with an LCD display showing a number which is changed every minute. The token-key is generated using pseudo-random number generator. Each key is unpredictable, even if the previous key is known.

The user must always keep his token secure. If the token is lost, the person who finds it cannot use it since the PIN is unknown. Similarly, if someone learns the PIN, he will not be able to use it without the token. Moreover, the owner of the token can block it at any time. The token-key can be used only once for authentication. This precludes the possibility of re-using the key in case authentication details have been stolen by an intruder.
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Application in QUIK Software Package

To use RSA SecurID technology, one should have RSA ACE/Server software (basic licence) and RSA SecurID Key Fob, Card or PINPad Card tokens. OOO Demos (www.demos.su) is a distributor of RSA Security in Russia.

One dedicated computer is required for deployment of RSA ACE/Server. It is important that this computer and the QUIK server be within the same network segment, and that the computer's clock be synchronised with UTC (e.g. via NTP).

Two-factor authentication can be enabled separately for each client, and does not affect the work of other users of the system. When connecting to QUIK server, the user is prompted to enter his PIN (password) and token-key. The number of attempts is limited. In case an attempt to guess the password is suspected, the communication session is interrupted, and the token is blocked until the administrator takes actions.

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