Arqit and Juniper Networks sign a Technology Alliance Partner Connect partnership agreement


Partnership will tackle quantum threats to network security

LONDON, September 15, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arqit Quantum Inc. (“Arqit”), a leader in quantum encryption technology, and Juniper Networks, a leader in AI-based secure networks, have signed a Technology Alliance Partner Agreement Connect” to explore network security technology that will protect against quantum security threats.

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Cyber ​​attackers regularly target networks to disrupt business operations. Arqit and Juniper will explore how network providers can apply quantum secure key exchange mechanisms to limit outages and improve business resiliency. The increasing use of software-defined networks and the ability to dynamically provision networks, along with more secure cryptographic key exchanges, offers network providers the ability to provide stronger and more active device authentication to protect data. organizations, even against a quantum attack.

Commenting on the partnership, Domenico Di Mola, Vice President of Engineering at Juniper Networks, said: “Quantum encryption is a promising technology to help make networks more secure against the threats of today and tomorrow, and we are excited to work with Arqit on these new innovations.

Arqit Founder, President and CEO, David Williams said: “We are excited to partner with Juniper to demonstrate how QuantumCloud™ can address quantum security threats to networks and make networking technology safer and more secure. Juniper’s mission to provide secure networking makes this partnership a natural fit for Arqit and our technologies.

Under the “Technology Alliance Partner Connect” agreement, Juniper and Arqit will work together to explore and test the application of quantum security technologies, including Arqit’s innovative QuantumCloud™ platform, to networks.


About Arqit

Arqit provides a unique quantum encryption platform as a service that secures the communication links of any networked device against current and future forms of attack, even from a quantum computer. Arqit’s product, QuantumCloud™, allows any device to download a lightweight software agent of less than 200 lines of code, which can create encryption keys in partnership with any other device. Keys are computer-secure, single-use, and trustless. QuantumCloud™ can create unlimited volumes of keys in unlimited group sizes and can regulate secure entry and exit of a device into a group. The addressable market for QuantumCloud™ is each connected device.

On September 7, 2021, Arqit completed its business combination with Centricus Acquisition Corp. (“Centricus”), a special purpose acquisition company. The combined company retained the name Arqit Quantum Inc. Arqit is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “ARQQ” and “ARQQW”.

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This communication includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Arqit’s expectations and beliefs regarding future events and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These factors are difficult to predict accurately and may be beyond Arqit’s control. Forward-looking statements contained in this communication or elsewhere speak only as of the date made. New uncertainties and risks arise from time to time, and it is impossible for Arqit to predict these events or how they might affect it. Except as required by law, Arqit undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this communication or elsewhere after the date of publication of this communication. In light of these risks and uncertainties, investors should keep in mind that the results, events or developments discussed in any forward-looking statements made in this communication may not occur. Uncertainties and risk factors that could affect Arqit’s future performance and cause results to differ from the forward-looking statements contained in this release include, but are not limited to: (i) the risks that the combination of businesses disrupts Arqit’s current plans and operations, (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be brought against Arqit in connection with the business combination, (iii) the ability to maintain the listing of Arqit’s securities on a national stock exchange, (iv) changes in the competitive and regulated industries in which Arqit operates, variations in operating performance among competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Arqit’s business, and changes in the structure of the combined capital, (v) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts and other expectations after the completion of the combination businesses, and identify and realize additional opportunities, (vi) Arqit’s potential inability to convert its pipeline or backlog orders into revenue, (vii) Arqit’s potential inability to deliver with success of its operating technology which is still under development, (viii) the risk of interruption or failure of Arqit’s information and communication technology system, (ix) the enforceability of Arqit’s intellectual property, and (x) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” of Arqit’s final prospectus relating to its business combination filed with the Securities and Exchange. United States Commission (the “SEC”) on July 30, 2021 and in subsequent filings with the SEC. Although the list of factors discussed above and the list of factors set forth in the final prospectus are believed to be representative, none of these lists should be taken as a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Factors not listed may present additional material impediments to the making of forward-looking statements.

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