By IQT News posted 16 Jun 2021

(PRNewswire) Quantum Xchange, a leader in quantum-safe products and services for crypto agility and quantum readiness, today announced that it has joined with CommStar Space Communications (“CommStar”) and its cohort¹ of international communications firms, satellite manufacturers, and technology providers to transform the way space communications are delivered, operated, and made accessible.
CommStar will integrate and operate a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure for the distribution of space data. Quantum Xchange will provide quantum-safe encryption across the CommStar architecture, securing the entire lunar network end-to-end. The converged global infrastructure and comprehensive services offerings of its service partners will enable the origination, storage, and delivery of space data for use by commercial, civil science, and government entities over an ultra-secure, quantum-protected network.
The CommStar end-to-end digital services platform will feature Quantum Xchange’s groundbreaking, quantum-safe key distribution system for protecting data in motion. Phio Trusted Xchange (TX) is a simple architecture overlay that leverages an out-of-band symmetric key delivery technology to supplement native encryption with an additional key-encrypting-key (KEK) transmitted independent of the data path and through a quantum-protected tunnel. With Phio TX, quantum keys from any source – Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC), Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), Quantum Random Number Generated (QRNG), or a combination – can be delivered point-to-multipoint over any media that can carry TCP/IP v4 or v6 traffic. This includes fiber, satellite, 4G, 5G, or copper.
Phio TX will ensure data traveling between space platforms, off-planet facilities, and among distributors and consumers of data on the Earth is protected with the strongest encryption available today and future-ready for the threats of tomorrow.

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