Safe’ private server Protonet gets 1.5 million in a few hours




Has yielded a half million in a few hours via crowdfunding. A German initiative for the development of a secure, private server The so-called Protonet dates must keep users safe by using 2048-bit SSL encryption.

Protonet the server with the name Maya has a hexagonal shape, an orange color, and acts as a private server cloud with different applications. All data is encrypted with 2048-bit SSL, which Protonet promises a high degree of safety. The goal Protonet has in mind is taking over features that are now in the hands of companies that offer cloud services. The emphasis is on communication, file sharing and collaboration.

Maya software on board which are an alternative to services like Dropbox, Skype, Yammer and other communication and file uitwisseldiensten. All this acts in a closed network: because only contact is made with servers in the management of Protonet lie, and there is no other parties are involved, there is less chance of eavesdropping or the capture of data, according to the creators. In addition Protonet promises no input to offer intelligence agencies such as the NSA.

The developers have a customized version of Ubuntu, called Protonet Soul, developed and deployed as the operating system for the private server. There are also mobile apps so that files and features are accessible via mobile phones. Protonet promises easy installation of the built-in software services. Maya is referred to as a personal server, but it is possible to give access to the data. Others upon invitation access

To produce Protonet has a crowdfunding campaign launched by the German Seed Match. It was asked to make a minimum amount of EUR 100,000, but after several hours found that the funding limit of 1.5 million had already been achieved. According to CEO Ali Jelveh this shows that control over their own data is an important issue, as he had recorded in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Protonet already offered two server models with the name Carla and Carlita. These models include faster hardware and more storage, but costs an amount from 4699 to 2999 euros considerably more. The Maya get at the release price 1199 euro and seems more focused on consumer use, self-employed and freelancers rather than companies. The Maya is equipped with an unspecified Celeron processor and 8GB of RAM. There can be up to 1TB storage in Maya. Protonet not yet delivers its servers to the Netherlands, but the company has to have. Expansion plans already stated


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