ASX-listed, Sovereign Cloud Holdings Limited (ASX: SOV) trading as AUCloud is delighted to partner with Arqit on the deployment of its sovereign quantum encryption service, Federated Quantum System (FQS) in Australia. 

AUKUS, the recently announced trilateral defence innovation and technology alliance between Australia, UK and USA, is creating an impetus around cyber security, quantum, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This has catalysed the joint development of an Australia-wide network of Sovereign Quantum Edge Cloud Services. 

By addressing urgent threats to existing cybersecurity infrastructure and creating the foundations for critical future capabilities, AUCloud’s partnership with Arqit will deliver an immediate capability to Australian customers in the Defence, Government, Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and Enterprise sectors, including Financial Services. 

The UK and Australian Governments announced The Space Bridge Framework Arrangement on 24 February 2021 which addresses collaboration on space programs and technology between the two countries. Arqit has recently been awarded a contract to prepare Australia’s participation in its FQS programme alongside UK and Canada. The work includes defining technical contributions to the mission, industrial supply chain and preparation for deployment of Arqit’s QuantumCloud™ technology, which delivers full independence to the customer as well as interoperability with the systems of other allied partners. 

 Phil Dawson, Managing Director and Co-Founder of AUCloud, said: “We are excited to build upon AUCloud’s sovereign cloud focus and partner with Arqit to launch its pioneering sovereign quantum edge cloud service, as Australia continues to reinforce its technical contributions to the space, cyber and quantum technology mission.” 

Arqit Founder, Chairman and CEO, David Williams, added: “We are delighted to support the Australian, UK and US alliance for joint defence investment and innovation. The world needs stronger, simpler encryption, and it is important that allied countries work together to share the benefit of Arqit’s globally unique, transformational quantum safe encryption. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Australian industry in this effort.” 

About AUCloud

AUCloud is an Australian sovereign cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, focused on the Australian Government, Defence, Intelligence and Critical National Industry (CNI) communities. The cloud service enables customers to benefit from sovereign data protection with the scale, automation, elasticity, and lower costs associated with hyperscale public cloud offerings. It is independently certified to the PROTECTED level controls of the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Information Security Manual (ISM), and Certified Strategic in accordance with the DTA’s Hosting Certification Framework. AUCloud is also a member of the Defence Industry Security Program. 

About Arqit 

Arqit supplies a unique quantum encryption Platform-as-a-Service which makes the communications links of any networked device secure against current and future forms of attack – even from a quantum computer. Arqit’s product, QuantumCloud™, enables any device to download a lightweight software agent, which can create encryption keys in partnership with any other device. The keys are computationally secure, optionally one-time use and zero trust. QuantumCloud™ can create limitless volumes of keys in limitless group sizes and can regulate the secure entrance and exit of a device in a group. The addressable market for QuantumCloud™ is every connected device. 

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