parsec-cloud v2.15.1 releases: Secure cloud framework


Parsec is free software (AGPL v3) aiming at easily share your work and data in the cloud in total privacy thanks to cryptographic security.

Key features:

  • Works like a virtual drive on your computer. You can access and modify all the data stored in Parsec with your regular software just like you would on your local hard-drive.
  • Never lose any data. Synchronization with the remote server never destroys any data, hence you can browse data history and recover from any point in time.
  • Client-side cryptographic security. Data and metadata are only visible by you and the ones you choose to share with.
  • Cryptographic signature. Each modification is signed by its author making it trivial to identify modifications.
  • Cloud provider agnostic. The server provides connectors for S3 and Swift object storage.
  • Simplified enrollment. New user enrollment is as simple as sharing a link and a token code.

Parsec is divided between a client (responsible for exposing data to the user and provide an encryption layer) and a server (storing the encrypted data and notifying clients about other users-activity such as data modification or new sharing).

The Parsec server only requires a PostgreSQL DB for metadata (that is encrypted using devices keys for the most part) and an Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift object storage for data blobs (that are all encrypted using Workspaces keys, that never left users’ devices). Redundancy using multiple cloud providers is possible.

 Copyright 2016-2020, Scille SAS Revision ac4a39ae.