Altice to introduce quantum keys-as-a-Service
Earlier this year, Altice Portugal announced the introduction of a new service to complement its networking and cloud offerings. Its “quantum keys-as-a-service” (QaaS) proposition provides enhanced security through the use of connections encrypted using QRNG and QKD technologies.
Commenting on the announcement, Joao Teixeira (CTO of Altice Portugal) had this to say: “As companies become more digital, cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated. The integration of the QKDaaS solution in Altice Portugal’s ecosystem is an asset to the access security solutions to the Altice Empresas cloud across several areas”.
The QKDaaS solution is the result of a technology partnership between Altice Portugal and three leaders in their respective fields: Warpcom, Fortinet and ID Quantique.
“Quantum networks are an unavoidable topic that should be placed on the strategic agenda of organizations as soon as possible. After having developed the first quantum-safe connection of more than 20 kilometers in Portugal, we are taking another step by developing, together with this ecosystem of partners, services that are based on this technology” said Bruno Banha, Solutions Design & Warpdev Director at Warpcom.
Altice Empresas offers a wide range of cloud, data centre and telecommunications services to customers throughout Europe. It specialises in business process optimisation, IoT and security applications.
Warpcom is a leading technology integrator in the areas of networking & infrastructure, collaboration and customer experience, cloud, data centre and cybersecurity.
For over 20 years, Fortinet has been a driving force in the evolution of cybersecurity and the convergence of networking and security. Its network security solutions are the most deployed, most patented, and among the most validated in the industry.
IDQ is dedicated to remaining the global leader in Quantum Sensing & Quantum Cryptography solutions. Its products are used by governments, enterprises, and industrial customers and by academic research labs in more than 60 countries and on every continent.