The London-based startup Open Web Systems, which provides surveillance-free email and collaboration tools, has launched a new service for businesses and groups.
These tools include surveillance-free email, an all-in-one collaborative office suite to rival Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, and an instant messaging platform to compete with Slack, Telegram, and WhatsApp.
Powered by renewable energy, the new services are hosted in Europe and offer groups a simple way to reduce the environmental impact of their online operations.
The group tools are powered by Nextcloud, which features military-grade encryption and many advanced security protections, including SSL/TLS encryption for data in transfer. Additionally, data in storage can be encrypted using AES-256 encryption with server-based or custom key management.
The Open Web Systems platform was established to offer a suitable alternative to big corporations’ surveillance-capitalism model, which provides free services while exploiting user data.
Oliver Sylvester-Bradley, the founder of Open Web Systems, explains:
“Big corporate players have turned the internet against us by gathering our data and selling access to it for financial gain. Your data is inevitably being exploited if you’re not paying for your online communication tools. Open Web Systems provides an alternative for people that care about data privacy and the environment. The launch of our new group tools provides a practical alternative for startups and small teams to avoid their private data being monetised or shared.”
Open Web systems’ group tools use the collective knowledge of a large community of security experts. Nextcloud, the package which powers the Open Web System office suite, protects its users’ security with a powerful Security Bug Bounty program. Anyone reporting a security vulnerability in Nextcloud can earn up to $10,000, making it one of the highest security bug bounties in the open-source industry.
For more details, visit https://openweb.systems/group-tools