Large financial companies and security services vital security of confidential information, therefore all data channels must be protected. In China, for this widely used technology for quantum encryption, in 2017, the country managed to conduct a secure communication session between Beijing and Vienna, a distance of 7.5 thousand kilometers. Technology slowly penetrates and in Russia — the company “infoteks” created IP phone, which also protects data using quantum technology.
The device is called ViPNet QSS Phone — it is designed for large companies, and costs 30 million rubles. Package includes one unit to create and store encryption keys and two phones. Quantum phone has one drawback — the distance between interlocutors may not exceed 15 kilometers
How does quantum encryption?
The developers claim that this type of encryption completely eliminates the possibility of data interception. The fact that for the transmission of information in this phone uses photons, and if the network connects to somebody else, they will surely change their state, signaling a break-in. For each of the interlocutors generated a random set of numbers, after an exchange in which both parties create a shared key. He is considered extremely reliable, so all traffic is encrypted with the aid of it.
The first quantum number in Russia
The beginning of mass production of quantum of the phone is scheduled for late 2019. Because of the high cost, it can afford only a very large organisation — the manufacturer has started to offer phones to test some potential buyers. According to “Infoteks”, among them is the savings Bank, but the company has not commented on this statement.
To develop quantum phone has been allocated 700 million rubles, 140 million of which was provided by the Ministry of education and science. The idea of quantum encryption of telephone communications is not new — millions of dollars into developing this technology at the time allowed China. In the end, the Asian country became a leader in the field of quantum encryption.
In 2018 to test the system quantum encryption began and “Rostelecom”. Representatives of provider digital services explained that the technology can be interesting spaclub and financial companies, in data centers that store critical need of reliable protection.
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