AUCloud introduces APAC’s first quantum safe symmetric key agreement software

Sovereign Cloud Australia (AUCloud) and Arqit Quantum have announced general availability of the Asia Pacific region’s first Quantum Safe Symmetric Key Agreement Software (SKAS).

Powered by Arqit’s QuantumCloud, the service is available now from AUCloud as a Platform as a Service (PaaS). This enables quantum-safe encryption capability for APAC customers.

The service enables governments and enterprises to protect today against “Harvest Now, Decrypt Later” quantum computing attacks and improve the security of a variety of IoT, defence and financial services applications.

Arqit claims to be the only company in the world to publish an independent assurance report demonstrating that its software makes keys which are zero trust and computationally secure.   

“At a time when the public is even more conscious of personal data security and in light of the recent announcement by the Australian Government on its consultation process on their quantum strategy, AUCloud’s SKAS will further reduce the risk of data compromise for all Australians,” said Phil Dawson, Managing Director and Co-founder of AUCloud. 

“Our partnership builds on the huge amount of work Australia is doing in the quantum space and will enable us to deliver significant advantage to sovereign customers,” said David Williams, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Arqit.

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