March 22, 2023

Russian scientists have launched the first quantum network with open access, in which all interested organizations will be able to participate.

Due to its openness both software developers and organizations wishing to connect experimental sections of their infrastructure to implement quantum protected solutions can participate in this project

The network is based on the technology of quantum key distribution, comprehensive network protection systems. Existing fiber optic lines are used for key and data transmission, which significantly reduces the cost of operating and expanding the network.

The network is configured in such a way that it is allowed to be used by interested organizations primarily for the development of modern software applications in the field of info sec using quantum keys.

Unbreakable quantum communication and cryptography systems began to actively develop in the last ten years. Several long-distance and intercity quantum networks have been created, which are used in practice in several branches of major Russian banks.

Quantum cryptography and communication systems, in theory, minimize the possibility of “invisible eavesdropping” due to the fact that the laws of quantum mechanics do not allow to copy the states of light particles exchanged by participants in quantum networks. This makes them attractive for the secure exchange of cryptographic keys, which are already used for data encryption in conventional fiber-optic or wireless networks.

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