(Bloomberg) -- When it comes to cybersecurity, no one can accuse IPC Systems Inc., the New Jersey-based company that builds communications networks for trading firms and financial markets, of preparing to fight the last war.

IPC, which is owned by private-equity firm Centerbridge Partners LP, said Thursday that it is partnering with U.K. startup Post-Quantum to offer its clients encryption, biometric authentication and a distributed-ledger record-keeping system that the software company says is designed to resist hacking -- even by a quantum computer. Never mind that quantum computers are still largely the stuff of science fiction.

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