News from Olvid
Olvid secures communications for the entire French government
As of December 8, Olvid will be securing communications for the entire French government.
Through this choice, the Government is acquiring the world’s leading private messaging solution, the only one certified by ANSSI - Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information, and reaffirming its support for La French Tech and the development of France’s technological sovereignty.
Olvid at MILIPOL PARIS 2023
📆 Meet us at MILIPOL PARIS, November 14-17 at Villepinte, STAND 5 K091. Come and discover all our new products: desktop versions 🖥️, Chatbots, APIs (monitoring, alerting, automation), conversational AI and the complete Olvid Enterprise offering!
We still have a few invitations available. Don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olvid Desktop and multi-device
Olvid is now available for Windows and macOS!
But that’s not all…
You can use several devices simultaneously: start a discussion on your smartphone, end it on your computer.
Your discussions, contacts and groups remain synchronized, end-to-end encrypted and end-to-end authenticated, across all your devices.
This technology is a world first and is available immediately.
Download it here 👉 https://olvid.io/download
Olvid at LES ASSISES 2023
📆 Meet our team at LES ASSISES Cybersecurity Forum in Monaco, October 11-14, booth 232, Espace Ravel. Come and discover the new desktop version and our complete Olvid Enterprise offer!
Olvid, winner of the Jury and Public Awards for Innovation at Les Assises 2020.
New Management Console
You can now create Olvid groups and discussions directly from the Console. And enjoy the following new features:
- Simplified installation process
- Improved user management
- Import users from CSV
- Upgrade to Keycloak 21.0.2
Open letter on health data hosting
Olvid signs the open letter on the challenges of security and sovereignty in the hosting of health data and supports the project to revise the Health Data Hosting (HDS) certification standard launched at the end of 2022 by the Digital Health Agency.
The protection of health data is a collective issue that requires the highest level of trust, even to the point of guaranteeing immunity to extraterritorial laws.
Their hosting must only be carried out with security conditions adapted to their level of criticality.
Let’s choose to protect European organizations and citizens. Let’s align ourselves with the sovereignty, trust and transparency of digital health services. 🤝
The 17 signers:
Publications with Qwant, Proton and murena for Data Protection Day
➕ a practical guide to help keep our data truly private 🧯.
Interview for Vanity Fair
“In real life, we don’t want anyone listening in on our conversations. Why should it be different in the digital world?” For Vanity Fair, Thomas Baignères talks to Hugo Wintrebert. A fine article to discover here 👉
Minister Jean-Noël Barrot visits Olvid
At Olvid, we are always excited to meet our users 😇.
Sometimes we’re even more delighted than usual 😊.
Thank you for stopping by to see us Mr. Minister 🙌. It was a great pleasure to discuss the future with you 🚀.
Olvid joins HEXATRUST
📣 Olvid accelerates its integration in the cybersecurity ecosystem and joins HEXATRUST, an association of French companies recognized for the quality of their cybersecurity and trusted cloud solutions and innovations.
Olvid is selected for the French Tech DeepNum20 program
🏆 We are delighted to announce that Olvid is the winner of the 1st edition of the FRENCH TECH DEEPNUM20 !
This LaFrenchTech program supports technological champions in strategic sectors of the economy.
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications Jean-Noël Barrot and the Director of the Mission French Tech Clara Chappaz announced the list of winning start-ups of the 1st edition of the French Tech DeepNum20.
Thomas Baignères tells Pierre Cappelli about Olvid
« Thomas Baignères tells us about Olvid, the French instant messaging service that is not afraid of WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal… and for good reason 🚀”.
A new and fascinating interview for Pierre Cappelli’s blog, to be read here 👉
Olvid on france tv prime-time documentary
“Cyber: the war is declared”, an excellent documentary on cyber issues today. Directed by Coraline Salvoche and Alain Pirot.
For C DANS L’AIR. Broadcasted on prime time on France 5 (france tv). To watch here 👉
Olvid Digital Sovereignty Award
We are grateful to AEGE - the economic intelligence experts network for this magnificent evening at the Gabriel Rotunda of École Militaire in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Economic Warfare School - EGE and the 10th anniversary of the Economic Intelligence Portal. The theme of this Gala was “Serving France” 🇫🇷.
internet & press
Olvid in the 100 French innovations of Le Point
100 innovations of tomorrow chosen by a jury of excellence.
Because their inventors will shape our future with vision, science and a lot of nerve.
Olvid is very honored to be part of it.
Olvid at FIC 2022
📆 We will be at FIC 2022, Stand F32, from June 7 to 9 in Lille.
The opportunity to meet us and share how to deploy Olvid in your company, simplify enrollment (add contacts in one click), rely on your own SSO, distribute Olvid via MDM, and much more!
RAID chooses Olvid
RAID uses Olvid for secure communication!
The RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), an elite unit of the French National Police, chooses Olvid to ensure communications between all its members. Founded in 1985, the unit’s mission is to fight organized crime, gangsterism and terrorism. It must therefore protect itself more than anything else against malicious acts, with the constant challenge of securing the data shared between its members.
“We chose Olvid because it is an extremely advanced French solution in terms of cryptography, which protects the anonymity of RAID operators”, explains Eddy, head of the unit’s technical resources…
internet & press
Olvid in Le Point
“We have to stop considering Telegram as an encrypted messenger. It is a social network like Facebook, without any particular security”.
Olvid on B SMART
TV Interview of Thomas Baignères by Thomas Hugues in Écosystème TV show with Franck DeCloquement, expert in strategic intelligence, from the School of Economic Warfare (EGE), member of the Center for Strategic Studies and Prospects (CEPS), of the Institute of Applied Geopolitical Studies (IEGA), and of the CyberTaskForce.
Olvid secures the Ambassadors of the Gendarmerie Reservists
Olvid selected to secure communications for all Gendarmerie Reserve Ambassadors.
ANAROSGend, the “National Association of Ambassadors of the Gendarmerie Operational and Specialty Reserves”, is now securing its communications with Olvid.
🇫🇷 A partnership that will benefit the hundreds and then thousands of Ambassadors of the Gendarmerie’s Operational and Specialty Reserve 👮♂️🧑🎓.
🙏 Thanks to Colonel Georges Pierrini, President of ANAROSGend, and to his teams for selecting Olvid.
Olvid winner of the France 2030 plan
Olvid is a winner of the France 2030 Investment Plan which also supports the « development of innovative and critical cyber technologies », annonce Bruno Le Maire , Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, by inaugurating the Campus Cyber in la Défense and reviewing the first achievements of the national cyber strategy, with Cédric O. , Secretary of State for Digital Transformation and Electronic Communications, and Frédérique Vidal , Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Partnership with Sopra Steria
Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, announces the launch of its new cyber resilience offer to help organizations securely recover their critical activities.
Sopra Steria chooses Olvid to preserve communication security in the event of an IT crisis.
Olvid at Viva Technology
📆 Olvid will be at Viva Technology, Europe’s biggest startup and tech event. June 16-19, 2021. In Paris & online. Hosted by BNP Paribas - Lab / WAI.
Olvid receives a second Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI
Olvid was the only messenger to have a Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI. Now it’s the first to have two!
Olvid at the MEDEF Webinar
Olvid invited to the MEDEF Webinar: “Instant messaging: what are the risks to your data sovereignty? A no-holds-barred debate on the digital and economic security of our data. Which actors should be trusted and under what security conditions? ”.
Laurent Giovachini, Co-Chairman of the MEDEF’s Economic Sovereignty and Security Committee, CEO of Sopra Steria, Chairman of the Syntec X-ENSTA Federation.
Christian Poyau , Co-President of the MEDEF’s Technological Change & Societal Impacts Commission, CEO of Micropole.
Arnaud Vieules, deputy director of economic protection at the DGSI (General Directorate of Homeland Security).
Thomas Baignères , CEO and co-founder of Olvid.
Conclusion by Christine Hennion , Deputy of Hauts de Seine.
MEDEF visits Olvid
Laurent Giovachini, Co-Chairman of the Medef Sovereignty Committee, CEO of Sopra Steria, Chairman of the Syntec X-ENSTA Federation.
Christian Poyau , Co-Chairman of the Medef’s Technological Change & Societal Impacts Commission, CEO of Micropole.
Stephanie Tison , Deputy International Director of Medef.
Gautier Berna , Mission Director at Medef’s social division.
Marguerite Bérard , Director of Networks France, member of the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas.
tv & internet
Olvid invited on 01HEBDO
Followed by a precise article written by Gilbert Kallenborn .
Podcast La Robe Numérique
Oriana Labruyère , lawyer in digital law and DPO, receives Cédric Sylvestre for the launch of the podcast La Robe Numérique (The Digital Dress) which allows to discover technological solutions responding to modern legal issues.
Olvid in the "Most Significant Interviews of 2020" for clubic
Thomas Baignères and Olvid in the “Most Significant Interviews of 2020” for 🗞 clubic, alongside a co-creator of Siri and David Caroll, a Cambridge Analytica/Facebook whistleblower, among others 👏. The year is off to a strong start. Thank you Alexandre Boero . Best wishes to all of you.
Olvid on the front page of clubic
We dreamed about it, Alexandre Boero did it 🙌 ! Thanks to him for this great interview where we come back on what makes Olvid a really respectful messaging service for its users, really safe, fundamentally different!
Olvid in Le Figaro Economie
That is done 🙌! “Olvid, a French start-up, challenges WhatsApp and Telegram on security” by Ingrid Vergara . Also published in the week-end printed edition of Le Figaro Economie, with the anniversary issue of Madame Figaro’s 40th birthday.
Olvid Wins Jury and Public Awards for Innovation at the 2020 Cybersecurity Forum Les Assises
Olvid has the tremendeous honnor to be awarded the jury and public prizes of the Innovation Award of the Cybersecurity Forum Les Assises 2020.
Olvid receives a Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI
Olvid becomes the first instant messenger to receive a Security Visa (CSPN certification) issued by ANSSI. It attests to Olvid’s robustness, based on a compliance analysis and penetration tests performed by an independent Information Technology Security Assessment Center, renowned for its high standards.
Mathematical proof of Olvid's security is published
The mathematical and independent proof of Olvid’s security is available. Thanks to Michel Abdalla, Adjunct Professor at ENS, CNRS Senior Researcher and Chairman of the Board of IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) for this honor 🙏.
Olvid featured among the 100 startup handpicked by Challenges!
Every year, the weekly business magazine Challenges publishes a handpicked selection of 100 startups. We are very proud to be part of the 2020 edition 😎!
Ecole Polytechnique's Information Systems Department recommends Olvid
Ecole Polytechnique’s Information Systems Department recommends Olvid among its tools for widespread mobile working, following the COVID-19 related containment. Thank you for this honor 🙏.
Our conference at École 42
“Can you trust instant messengers? WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and all others…”
Olvid in Challenges, the French weekly business magazine
“Olvid, the French messenger that aims to be more secure than WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal”.
Challenges, the French weekly business magazine, publishes a comprehensive article entirely dedicated to Olvid, by Antoine Izambard .
Olvid wins the FIC 2020 Startup Award
Olvid has the honnor to be rewarded the FIC 2020 Startup Award, from the hands of Frédéric Julhes, President of the jury and CEO of Airbus Cybersecurity SAS, during the FIC (International Cybersecurity Forum) .
Lecture in Cnam, Paris
Lecture in Cnam (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers) in Paris about “Security models of mobile messaging apps and applications of cryptography in communications” for the 2019 National Days of GDR Sécurité Informatique, an animation tool of the French scientific research in computer security, created by The Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I) of the CNRS.
“Building an instant messenger providing true security: Which security model? Which cryptographic means?”
Conference for members of OSSIR (Observatory of the Security of Information Systems and Networks) .
Presentation to CESIN
Presentation of the challenges of securing communications to CESIN, the club of Cybersecurity Experts members.