Quantum Technology: Arqit Introduces Quantum-safe VPN Connectivity Using Symmetric Key Agreement

Arqit Quantum Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQQ, ARQQW), which claims to be a leader in quantum-safe encryption,  announces the availability of the world’s “first” integrated solution for quantum-safe VPN communications.

Arqit’s QuantumCloud is reportedly the world’s first fully scalable cloud-based symmetric key agreement platform, “capable of creating zero trust quantum-safe encryption keys at any device.”

By integrating QuantumCloud with Juniper Networks vSRX Virtual Firewall, the resulting solution “enables quantum-safe encrypted connectivity between customer locations, keeping data safe both at rest and in transit.”

Arqit’s QuantumCloud uses unique symmetric key agreement software “to provide quantum-safe keys which are used by Juniper SRX devices during the formation of secure tunnels.”

Juniper’s vSRX Virtual Firewall supports “the ETSI 014 standard and RFC8784 for IPsec, resulting in the first GA product supporting flexibility and scalability in generating and using symmetric keys from various sources, including Arqit’s symmetric keys.”

David Williams, Arqit Founder, Chairman and CEO said:

“It is an honour to work with Juniper. We’re excited to leverage our integration to deliver enhanced protection against sophisticated cyber attacks of today and tomorrow. In conjunction with Juniper’s vSRX Virtual Firewall, our strong, simple encryption enables governments and enterprises to realise enhanced protection against cyber threats and to take a major step forward in significantly reducing the quantum threat from their risk registers.”

Samantha Madrid, Group Vice President, Security Business and Strategy at Juniper Networks said:

“Juniper is thrilled to be working with Arqit through our technology alliance to enable quantum-safe encrypted connectivity using the QuantumCloud Platform. It is imperative that innovation efforts continue in cybersecurity as threats continue to proliferate in tandem with the pace of digitalisation. Juniper and Arqit are paving the way for safe and reliable cybersecurity solutions to deliver the best experience for organisations and businesses.”

In another update, it was noted that Arqit Quantum Inc. and SecureCloud+, the provider of Secure Collaboration to UK defense and public sector, announced a partnership and supply contract to deliver resilient high grade security solutions and services.

This partnership will “harness Arqit’s groundbreaking Symmetric Key Agreement Platform, which guards against current and future cyber threats including spoofing, harvesting and tampering, and SecureCloud+ services to deliver resilience and protection for data management, communications, devices, sensors and network infrastructures.”

The actions of hostile threat actors “combined with rapid advancements in computing technology continues to expand the threat surface, making traditional encryption methods vulnerable to cyber-attacks.”

SecureCloud+ customers require secure collaboration and communication services, and Arqit’s Symmetric Key Agreement Platform “provides a crypto agile solution that simply integrates to, and scales across, existing networks and connected devices.”

It’s through life zero trust architecture “supports multi-domain working and creates encryption keys at any endpoint to mitigate risks associated with traditional key distribution.”

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