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Quantum Xchange & ID Quantique Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Commercially Viable QKD-Secured Links

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

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