Hanwha Systems Joins South Korea’s Project to Secure Competitiveness in Quantum Cryptography Communication
(AJU.Daily) Hanwha Systems, a major defense contractor in South Korea, will join a state project to secure global technology competitiveness in quantum cryptography communication. A quantum cryptography communication network will be established at the company’s headquarters and data center to verify security and stability for three years.
The project will be led by the Korea Information Society Agency (NIA) to operate quantum cryptographic communication infrastructure, along with SK Broadband and SK Telecom’s subsidiary ID Quantique (IDQ), a Geneva-based leader in quantum-safe cryptography and quantum sensing solutions.
Hanwha Systems said it would validate security by linking a quantum cryptography communication network to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Desktop virtualization is a software technology that separates the desktop environment and associated application software from the physical client device that is used to access it.
Hanwha Systems has conducted the proof of concept (POC) that applies quantum entropy to a virtual private network (VPN), which is a secured communications channel implemented over shared, public networks to connect remote users and machines to a private network.