QuantLR, a Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) company and PacketLight Networks, an optical network company, have announced they will work together to form a more secure optical network by jointly developing an integrated QKD solution.
The companies will cooperate and share information required for the development of the QKD solution as part of Layer 1 encryption of fiber optic link. The intention is to demonstrate the solution at the site of one of PacketLight Networks’ customers.
“Data security has become the most important aspect in data center connectivity over fiber and DWDM networks,“ said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks, in a statement. “Partnering with QuantLR will allow us to provide an innovative encryption solution leveraging quantum mechanics to maintain a high level of data encryption at an affordable cost, answering our customers’ future security needs as they evolve in both complexity and importance.”