In our post-pandemic reality, personal and professional spheres have seamlessly transitioned into the digital realm, whether from the comfort of our homes, traditional offices, or local coffee shops. Element emerges as a groundbreaking platform, placing cybersecurity at the forefront. It ensures a secure online environment, acknowledging the critical importance of safeguarding personal and professional data in this interconnected world.
Secure App for Messaging and Collaboration
Built on the Matrix, an open standard for real-time communication, Element provides a secure messaging and collaboration solution. The decentralization of Matrix gives Element users complete control of their data, allowing them to choose where and how their service is hosted – be it on-premise, self-hosted in the cloud, or managed by Element.
With no vendor lock-in, Element ensures interoperability with any Matrix-based app, offering bridging services to connect with traditional collaboration and messaging apps. The best part? The Element is more secure than mainstream tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack, thanks to its end-to-end encryption. Unlike WhatsApp, Element keeps user phone numbers private while delivering robust business functionality.
Users of Element have full control and ownership of their data.
Element’s journey took a turn when the French government approached them to create a secure communication platform for 5.5 million civil servants. At the time, the company had only 15 staff members. Since then, demand has soared, leading to significant team expansion.
With the US, UK, and German governments, along with numerous enterprises, adopting Element, their global revenue has grown 24 times in four years. The team has grown to over 170 people across 22 countries, speaking 15 languages.
Backed by notable investors like Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn’s Metaplanet and Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, Element seems poised to secure its spot at the forefront of secure messaging and collaboration apps.