End-to-end encryption for collaboration and messaging.
What is end-to-end encryption?
Element is designed to protect users and their privacy by using the highest grade end-to-end encryption by default. Messages can only be decrypted by participants in the conversation.
What are the benefits of encrypted collaboration?
End-to-end encryption keeps communication secure by ensuring that only those in the conversation are able to decrypt messages.
Even if a server or network is compromised, a third party is unable to view the encrypted data.
How does Element’s end-to-end encryption work?
Element uses the encryption implemented within the Matrix open standard.
It is based on Olm, an implementation of the Double Ratchet protocol popularised by Signal, and Megolm which extends Olm for government-level and nationwide scalability.
Messages are decrypted per-device rather than per-user as it adds an extra layer of resilience.
Matrix encryption has been publicly and positively audited by NCC Group, a globally-recognised expert in cyber security and risk mitigation.
Enterprise functionality in an E2EE environment.
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Search functionality within encrypted rooms
Anti-virus protection for encrypted rooms
Data loss prevention in an encrypted environment
Audit bots, moderation and data retention
Ability to create unencrypted rooms