How We Compare

PRIVUS vs. other Messaging Apps

Secure Messenger Comparison

 


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Security

PRIVUS is unmatched in both security and privacy. With full end-to-end encryption as standard and by default, a zero-trust decentralized architecture that ensures we do not hold the keys to decrypt your data and a zero personal data policy, PRIVUS is rapidly becoming the global reference in secure communications.

PRIVUS SecurLine vs WhatsApp ↓

WhatsApp became the world’s most popular instant messenger with millions of enrolled users around the globe. Its large user base remains its biggest attraction. Until recently its lack of privacy and security went under the radar. The Ed Snowden leaks first revealed weaknesses in security and privacy, while more recently the scale of personal data collection became clear. WhatsApp is financed by Facebook, a company whose business model is based on the sale of targeted advertisements. These ads are generated using detailed user information, some of which comes from WhatsApp.

PRIVUS is funded by selling subscriptions to its communication solutions. We do not collect personal data and our decentralized archtecture ensures we do not have access to our users message data.

PRIVUS SecurLine vs. Telegram ↓

Telegram markets itself as secure, however a review of its security fundamentals reveals stark weaknesses. In fact, leading cryptographers have criticized Telegram’s encryption implementation on several counts. Telegram uses bespoke cryptography, which cybersecurity experts agree is not a best practice. Further, encryption is not enabled by default and is only available for 1-to-1 chats.

The app’s default settings cause messages to be stored on Telegram servers, making it possible for them to be accessed by the provider at any time. With PRIVUS all communications are protected by end-to-end encryption by default. PRIVUS does not store and cannot access messages or any other communication data.

Telegram also has access to user contact and address book data. PRIVUS does not collect or store any contact or address book data.

PRIVUS SecurLine vs. Signal ↓

Signal has seen a growth in popularity following the release of the latest WhatsApp privacy policy. It is used by many as an alternative secure messenger and has many strong security features. However, it is still not classified as a Hypersecure™ solution for several reasons.

To use Signal, users must reveal personal information, which is in turn linked to their account. PRIVUS, on the other hand, collects no personal data.

Services based in, or with operations in the US are subject to the CLOUD, Earn IT and Patriot Acts giving US authorities access to data, even if that data is not stored in the US. The app also employs the same infrastructure as US “Big Tech” firms, also subject to these Acts. PRIVUS is based in Switzerland and is not subject to US jurisdiction or legislation.

 Privacy & Security at-a-Glance*



*We used publicly available information and independent third-party sources to create this comparison.  March, 2021

*We used publicly available information and independent third-party sources to create this comparison. March, 2021

 


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Features & Usability

Security and privacy should not come at the expense of user experience. With instant messaging, voice and video calls, video conferencing, group calls and messaging, file and image sharing PRIVUS SecurLine offers all the features that users have come to expect from their personal call and messaging apps. PRIVUS SecurLine is the only service to offer video conferencing as part of its solution suite.

Trusted Worldwide

The PRIVUS Hypersecure™ Communication Suite is used worldwide by governments, corporations and individuals to drive success, growth and innovation.