What Is INVISV Booth?
In the past few years, we’ve adapted to a new normal: we use video conferencing daily to collaborate. These services have been a lifesaver, allowing us to get things done from anywhere. But there’s a big problem with those services: they all have access to your metadata. That means they know the who, what, when, and how of both ordinary and sensitive conversations you have with colleagues, loved ones, health care providers, and more. And when there’s a data breach, that data is often sitting around for a hacker or an insider to use to their advantage against you.
The value of an organization’s or an individual’s metadata is enormous: it’s information about a partnership, a health diagnosis, an investment. Even innocuous conversations shouldn’t be under someone else’s microscope or sitting on a cloud server waiting for the next breach: they’re your conversations. In many cases providers have all the raw audio and video, sometimes stored for a long time. These services now know more about what is happening within an organization than the people who are a part of it. But there’s no reason for this to be the case.
We built Booth to give you what you expect: the security of knowing that the calls with your colleagues are yours and yours alone, with data and metadata security for all participants. With Booth, the server doesn’t know who you are, who you’re talking with, or what you’re talking about. Booth is built with the same Multi-Party Relay architecture as INVISV Relay, which means you get privacy by design without sacrificing performance. INVISV Booth provides decoupled privacy – separating the metadata about users from their end-to-end encrypted video traffic. With Booth, your conversation data or metadata are private to you and the people you’re talking with.
INVISV Booth works on any modern Chromium-based browser (Chrome, Vivaldi, Brave, Edge, etc.). Read our blogpost here about how Booth works and what it does differently from other services.
INVISV Booth Features
INVISV Booth comes with security features that don’t exist in any other video conferencing service: metadata security combined with built-in end-to-end encryption. This makes the service architecturally breach-proof. In addition, Booth Enterprise gives enterprises the ability to ensure that only their users can join their meetings, but without revealing to any servers the identity of those users, ensuring metadata-secure authentication and authorization.
Add Booth’s Security to Other Video Conferencing Services
INVISV Booth has unique security features not available in any other video conferencing today. Providers of other video conferencing services that wish to add this functionality should contact us at email@example.com to learn more about partnership options.
INVISV Booth Release Notes
November 2022 – Beta Launch
INVISV Booth works on any modern Chromium-based browser (Chrome, Vivaldi, Brave, Edge, etc.). However, as a Beta service, you may run into some issues and we’d love to hear your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org – please let us know what you think and any questions you have.
Booth ensures metadata security by applying the Decoupling Principle – the video chat server is separate organizationally from the previous hops, while still being seamlessly connected. That means the server sees encrypted streams of data with no user-identifiable information attached, and is only responsible for passing those encrypted datastreams back and forth between users. The server does not have access to the random encryption keys used by the participants.
Booth automatically applies end-to-end encryption to all your audio and video. This means that our servers cannot see or record anything in your meetings. End-to-end encryption is enabled using the emerging WebRTC standard for insertable streams, which is only supported by Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Vivaldi, Brave, Edge, etc.). Unfortunately Firefox and Safari do not support insertable streams at this time.