Skype for Business Server (S4B) replacement.
Element is a secure, end-to-end encrypted alternative for Skype for Business Server (S4B).
Secure 1:1 and group VoIP
Complete collaboration platform
On-premise or in the cloud
More than a Skype replacement.
Element replaces Skype for Business VoIP capabilities, and offers the transformative power of a modern - and unique - collaboration platform.
Empower your users with easy voice and video calls, secure connectivity, lively chat rooms, persistent messaging, productivity boosting in-room widgets, data feeds and integrations.
1:1 and group voice and video
1:1 and group messaging
Powerful admin functions and permissions
Voice messages, read receipts and reactions
File and screen sharing
Flexible deployment for
Element can be deployed on-premise, as a fully managed hosted service or a combination of both.
Multiple homeservers can give individual departments their own system - and data sovereignty - with private federation providing secure connectivity across an entire organisation.
Element also supports air-gapped, low-bandwidth and peer-to-peer environments.
Delight your users.
Delight your users with an intuitive messenger-style interface, on desktop and mobile. Single click 1:1 and group voice or video calls, flexible room creation and chat settings, in-room widgets, data feeds and integrations.
Spaces to organise people and discussions
In-room widgets; from calculators and calendars to Spotify
Integrations to share and analyse data in real time
Emojis, polls, stickers and reactions to stimulate discussion and decision-making
A new era of communication.
“Organisations need a secure, neutral way to communicate. Matrix is the most advanced platform to provide that missing communication layer.”
Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn backs Element and Matrix, through his investment fund Metaplanet.
More secure than Skype for Business.
Element is end-to-end encrypted; even if a server or network is compromised, encrypted data can’t be viewed.
Messages are decrypted per-device, rather than per-user, to add an extra layer of security.
Cross-signed device verification
Cross-signed device verification guards against man-in-the-middle style attacks.
Fast and simple migration.
Skype for Business Server is approaching End of Life, and it has no on-premise migration path.
Element is the natural replacement. It offers the same data ownership model, but with the added protection of end-to-end encryption and a complete enterprise messaging and collaboration platform.
Element is helping all types of organisations migrate from Skype for Business.
Our Skype bridging service, in particular, helps large organisations migrate per department or by region. It enables Element and Skype for Business users to message each other, with a native look and feel, without switching apps.
And of course, being Matrix-based, Element also bridges to traditional collaboration and messaging apps such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, WhatsApp and Signal.
Microsoft Teams is not a secure replacement for Skype for Business Server
The University of Innsbruck chose Element over Microsoft Teams to be its university-wide real time collaboration platform for 5,000 employees and 27,000 students; all hosted on-premise.Read the case study
The business case for secure communications.
Forrester’s report helps organisations understand the value of secure communications. It also gives guidance on how to assess, select and implement a secure communications platform.
An end-to-end encrypted environment, with enterprise functionality. Support for E2EE search, antivirus and data loss prevention.
Delegated authentication (including LDAP for Active Directory) and group sync enable easy provisioning/deprovisioning, Single Sign-On and secure access management.
Built on Matrix
Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralised communication, connecting 57M+ users over 80K+ deployments.
Governed by The Matrix.org Foundation, the Matrix protocol is an open standard with open source implementations, supporting a vibrant developer ecosystem. Element was founded by the team behind Matrix as a way to bring it to the mainstream.