Box Extends Security Across the Content Lifecycle
LOS ALTOS, CA, Feb 25, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Box today unveiled new enterprise-grade security features and
product integrations that protect the entire content lifecycle,
enabling organizations to manage users, devices and apps, while
providing critical business intelligence and instant access to data
analytics. New product integrations with Samsung, Code Green
Networks, CipherCloud and GoodData will ensure that every interaction
with a file is secure and will give businesses complete visibility
into those activities.
"By moving content and collaboration to the cloud, organizations are
unlocking massive productivity gains -- but these gains cannot come
at the cost of security and manageability," said Aaron Levie,
co-founder and CEO of Box. "We've built a deep expertise in securing
information across the entire content lifecycle, and we're investing
aggressively in new product innovations and integrations that enable
all new controls and intelligence. Enterprises are putting tens of
thousands of employees on Box, and providing the security and
scalability they require while preserving an amazing end user
experience is a challenge that our entire company is focused on."
Box is deeply committed to providing the security and visibility that
enterprises require. On February 12, 2013, Box received the highest
possible rating, "Strong Positive," in Gartner's "MarketScope for
Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS)." According to the
report, "Security, compliance and management are top priorities for
IT organizations in EFSS, as well as in mobile device management
(MDM)." Gartner also added, "organizations planning BYOD initiatives
should include file synchronization and sharing requirements in
conjunction with MDM."
Some of the world's largest businesses including, Electronic Arts,
McCann Worldgroup, NBC Sports, Netflix and Sunbelt Rentals trust Box
to power secure content collaboration. Mobility and the cloud have
transformed how IT admins protect business critical information while
enabling today's knowledge workers to be more productive and
effective in their roles. Box is delivering security controls across
the entire content lifecycle, addressing users, devices, content
intelligence, analytics and reporting.
-- Admin Controls for External Collaborators: Box is introducing a new
control that allows admins to restrict individual users in their
enterprise from creating externally shared folders. This enhancement
gives IT and admins powerful, granular control over what content is
shared externally or kept within the company for added security.
-- Device Pinning: Available in the next two weeks across Box's leading
mobile apps, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and on
its popular desktop application, device pinning allows IT admins the
ability to limit from which devices users can access Box, ensuring
trusted access to Box content on IT-approved devices.
-- Samsung KNOX: Box is one of the first business applications available
on and integrated with Samsung KNOX, an end-to-end secure solution
that provides security hardening from the hardware through to the
application layer. The integration provides enhanced security at all
levels of the Android platform with simple and flexible device
management that allows users to easily separate their work and
personal lives on their mobile device.
-- Login Security: Box is introducing an enhanced security detection
algorithm, which will automatically detect and prevent unexpected user
Box is announcing new partnerships with Code Green
Networks and CipherCloud to protect against the loss of confidential
and restricted data. These new security integrations enable admins to
easily scan and identify restricted content and secure that
information in Box's shared folders. Additionally, using the Box API,
CipherCloud and Code Green Networks can identify when a new file is
uploaded to Box, at which point the services will download and scan
the content. Both services can identify dangerous content and alert
an admin to place the file in quarantine for added data protection.
-- CipherCloud provides data loss prevention solutions to scan, detect
and take action to protect sensitive organizational information,
providing an additional level of security and control for business
collaboration and content sharing on Box while retaining
functionality. CipherCloud also provides cloud information protection,
malware detection, and cloud user activity auditing through an open
platform that enables organizations to securely adopt cloud
applications by eliminating concerns about data privacy, residency,
security, and regulatory compliance while preserving cloud application
usability and functionality.
-- Code Green Networks delivers data loss prevention solutions that
protect private employee and customer information. The Code Green
solution safeguards intellectual property across all electronic
communications channels. The company's content inspection appliances
rapidly detect and prevent potential data leaks, helping organizations
automate compliance and mitigate risks from internal breaches.
Content Intelligence and Reporting
Box is helping businesses
consolidate reporting across all applications through a new
integration with GoodData. The integration provides an out-of-the-box
analytics experience delivering best practices, KPIs and dashboards
for content management, helping Box customers measure critical
content metrics, including top performing content, security risks,
adoption and engagement.
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Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing
platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be
shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone,
Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to
partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce.
Today, more than 15 million people and 150,000 businesses worldwide
use Box. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and
backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture
Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners,
General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture
Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors
salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
Partner Quote Sheet
"Box is revolutionizing the way people
share, manage and access business content from their mobile devices.
Samsung selected Box as a KNOX launch partner because their platform
provides an elegant, intuitive service that powers secure
collaboration for millions of individuals and 92% of the Fortune
500," said Dr. Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President B2B R&D at Samsung
"Our collaboration with Box supports our
vision for building trust in the cloud by eliminating concerns about
security and regulatory compliance," said Pravin Kothari, Founder &
CEO of CipherCloud. "Together, Box and CipherCloud are taking
information protection to the next level to give companies confidence
to embrace popular commercial cloud applications anywhere, anytime,
and realize the cost savings and efficiencies they bring."
Code Green Networks
"Code Green Networks recognizes that protecting
data in the Cloud is an Enterprise's top priority. This is especially
true in industries such as Healthcare and Financial Services where
meeting compliance and privacy regulations is critical. By combining
Box's leadership solutions for content access, sharing and
collaboration with Code Green's Cloud Content Control, Enterprises
can feel confident that their data is protected and secure," said Dan
Udoutch, CEO of Code Green Networks.
"GoodData for Box is
a great example of innovators working together to solve real customer
problems," said GoodData's VP of Channels and Alliances, Cody
Crnkovich. "GoodData makes it very easy for CIOs to measure the
adoption of Box within their companies, track usage pattern, and
understand the value of adopting cloud technologies."
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