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.