Quantum Xchange, ID Quantique mark one year of partnership

Quantum Xchange, provider of the first quantum key distribution (QKD) network in the US and ID Quantique, the world provider of quantum-safe security solutions, celebrate the one-year anniversary of their exclusive US partnership, providing commercially viable QKD-secured links across the Phio network, the company said.

Launched in June 2018, Phio™ by Quantum Xchange is the first quantum-secure network in the United States and features ID Quantique´s third-generation QKD equipment.

In stark contrast to current public-key cryptography protocols for secure data transmission, which are rooted in mathematical algorithms and inherently breakable, Phio relies on the fundamental properties of quantum mechanics to physically transfer a shared secret between two entities.

Thanks to a photon´s multiple quantum states and immunity from observation and manipulation, wrapping an encryption key with a photonic quantum key prevents the transmission from being unknowingly interrupted, corrupted, cloned, or exposed — creating a superior, next-generation solution for mission-critical data security.

As a provider of quantum encryption and secure communications, Quantum Xchange gives commercial enterprises and government agencies the ultimate defense to keep high-value data safe — today, tomorrow and well into the future. To learn more about the future of security realized today, visit QuantumXC.com or follow on Twitter @Quantum_Xchange.

Founded in 2001 as a spin-off of the Group of Applied Physics of the University of Geneva, ID Quantique is the world provider of quantum-safe crypto solutions, designed to protect data for the future. For more information, visit http://www.idquantique.com.