Sparkle Successfully Completes First Test of an International VPN Protected with Quantum Encryption


The trial, also supported by Telsy's specific expertise, has concerned the first Internet Protocol secure (IPsec) tunnel between Italy and Germany with advanced quantum-safe protection methods

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top global operators, and Arqit Quantum Inc., company specialized in quantum-safe encryption, announce the successful completion of a Proof of Concept (PoC) on the first Internet Protocol secure (IPsec) tunnel between Italy and Germany using Arqit’s Symmetric Key Agreement Platform. The test was supported by Telsy, a TIM Group company specialized in cybersecurity.

The PoC showcases the integration of Quantum Arqit's technology using Symmetric Key Agreement (SKA) into Sparkle's state-of-the-art network infrastructure, ensuring enhanced encryption methods for data transmission across geographical borders.

This important step marks the creation of a software quantum-safe Virtual Private Network (VPN), standing as a pivotal moment in network security. Being software based, the SKA Platform is quickly and easily scaled across any existing telecom network ensuring that sensitive data remains protected against potential decryption by future quantum algorithms, thereby mitigating the risks associated with evolving cybersecurity threats.

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