From AI to cyber security, Cisco nurturing innovations by hi-tech start-ups

Quantum cryptography that could propel India to the forefront of hack-proof communication.

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One such cutting-edge tech start-up that was part of Cisco’s acceleration programme is QNu Labs. This, goes the claim, is India's first and only company to develop Quantum Cyber-Security Products. It is in the business of future-proofing encryption through quantum technologies. Which technology could propel India to the forefront of hackproof communication in sectors such as banking and national and homeland security.

“We are working actively with the government and have identified at least 20 use cases,” said Sunil Gupta, co-founder and chief executive of the Bengaluru-based start-up. He says there are millions of Cisco routers and switches in the network; instead of replacing these, they can be upgraded. “Our idea is that you put my boxes (quantum crypotography devices) along with the Cisco hardware,” said Gupta. The innovation comes when Cisco blocks close to 20 billion internet threats a day.

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