Quantum Is Key To New Security Alliance

    Date21 Oct 2003
    CategoryCryptography
    4253
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Uncrackable encryption based on quantum-key distribution could soon come to a network near you. Two Swiss companies last week joined hands with a trade organization in pledging to create the infrastructure necessary for worldwide distribution of unbreakable quantum keys. . . Uncrackable encryption based on quantum-key distribution could soon come to a network near you. Two Swiss companies last week joined hands with a trade organization in pledging to create the infrastructure necessary for worldwide distribution of unbreakable quantum keys.

    Id Quantique SA, World Internet Secure Key (WiseKey) SA and the International Organization for the Security of Electronic Transactions an-nounced a partnership at the ITU Telecom World 2003 conference in Geneva. Id Quantique will supply the hardware, WiseKey the secure-key repository and the nonprofit organization-which is known as OISTE, its French acronym-the certification and registration authorities worldwide. All three are headquartered in Geneva.

    "We believe that the integration of our technology with WiseKey's public-key infrastructure will accelerate the development process and reduce our time-to-market," said Gregoire Ribordy, chief executive officer at id Quantique.

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