Toshiba and Orange offer quantum secure data transmission with utmost security


    Toshiba, the Japanese electronics giant, and Orange, a major telecom company, have unveiled breakthroughs in quantum secure data transmission. Their innovation shields information transmitted over fiber optic networks from cyber threats of all kinds.

    The advancement relies on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology, enabling secure data transmission at speeds of 400 Gigabits over a 100-mile fiber link. Quantum computing poses a growing threat to public key encryption, commonly used to secure data at rest or in motion. As this technology advances, traditional data networks become increasingly susceptible to attacks.

    QKD, leveraging the principles of quantum mechanics, addresses this challenge by securing cryptographic keys, thereby mitigating risks. Integrating QKD into existing fiber networks enhances the security of conventional data transmission, safeguarding against today’s security challenges.

    Although still in its early stages, further experiments are required to assess the integration of Quantum Key Distribution into complex network frameworks. Presently, QKD technology is deployed to secure a metro-scale fiber link network spanning approximately 23 miles between Wall Street and New Jersey, crossing the Hudson River. This ensures the protection of high-powered data, such as transactions, algorithms, and video calls, with minimal errors, seamlessly integrating into existing network infrastructure.

    In an era where digitalization is rapidly advancing, data has become the lifeblood of many companies. Securing information at rest and in motion not only guards against hackers’ interference and substitution but also ensures its integrity in an increasingly interconnected world.

    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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