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Box Advances Enterprise Security with Box Trust

Box today announced new partnerships with Symantec, Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, Sumo Logic and OpenDNS and introduced a new secure mobile application, Box for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), as part of a comprehensive security initiative called Box Trust. Box Trust provides customers with a unified network of security partners and solutions to ensure the best security, visibility and accessibility for their critical business content.

“The security landscape has undergone a massive transformation as enterprises move their content from legacy, on-premise solutions to the cloud,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box. “This rapid transition has introduced many benefits, including mobile productivity, simplified collaboration and efficient communication, but also new challenges around managing and securing information in a perimeterless business environment. We’re building a security model with a thriving ecosystem of partners to provide all new tools and services that secure content in the enterprise.”

Box is working with leading, security-conscious enterprise customers like GE, Toyota, Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific, Procter & Gamble, Chevron, Schneider Electric, Stanford University and others, to build and deliver a new security framework that puts the needs of individuals at the center without sacrificing the visibility, governance and controls that today’s largest businesses demand. Box Trust will help secure the enterprise of the future, where user experience, design and simplicity are just as critical as ensuring the right levels of content access and data protection to businesses at massive scale.

“Making business content available in the cloud is key to our mobility efforts and the related productivity from improved information flow," said Mike Meadows, vice president and CTO, Eli Lilly. "Encryption and security inherent in the original Box offering was important for us and the efforts by Box to work with partners in a security and mobility ecosystem demonstrates further commitment to the requirements of enterprise IT."

Box Trust Ecosystem Partners
The Box Trust ecosystem includes 19 security, governance and compliance partners to provide the most trusted services for customers as they manage their content in the cloud. All new security partners Symantec, Splunk, Palo Alto Networks Sumo Logic and OpenDNS have joined Box’s thriving network of existing partners including Skyhigh Networks, HP, Okta, MobileIron, CipherCloud, Recommind, Ping Identity, Netskope, OneLogin, Guidance Software and Code Green Networks to offer solutions across every aspect of the security spectrum. To be included in Box Trust, each partner is evaluated based on market leadership, the value and quality of its integration with Box and a demonstrated commitment towards joint customer success.

“Splunk is committed to helping organizations manage and protect their mission-critical information by delivering comprehensive levels of visibility and analytics across cloud connected enterprises,” said Godfrey Sullivan, chairman and CEO, Splunk. “We are pleased to see the continued growth of the Box Trust ecosystem and are aligned in the vision to help businesses stay productive and collaborative without sacrificing security and insights that are demanded in competitive industries.”

“We are excited to be a founding partner in the Box Trust security initiative to bring our Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology to Box customers,” said Chandra Rangan, vice president, product marketing, Symantec. “With data in the cloud quickly becoming ubiquitous, we share a common mission and responsibility to make access, sharing and collaboration within and across organizations safe and secure.”

Box for Enterprise Mobility Management
Box is also introducing Box for EMM, a new mobile app for iOS and Android that enhances secure enterprise collaboration and content access across mobile devices. Leading mobile security vendors including AirWatch by VMware, Dell and MaaS360 by Fiberlink will support integrations with Box for EMM, enabling customers in globally distributed organizations to easily stay connected and productive without compromising critical security requirements and access controls. Box for EMM allows businesses to select from and combine multiple mobile device management solutions based on their specific needs, for a true best-of-breed approach. Box for EMM can be restricted to send data only to other managed apps and can be remotely wiped of all app data, while retaining the full ownership and control over original app licenses.

“Protecting the enterprise today requires a new approach that is no longer constrained by the network’s edge,” said Javvad Malik, senior analyst, enterprise security practice, 451 Research. “With people working across devices and networks, businesses will need a comprehensive security strategy to protect their most important information in the age of cloud and mobility. Making sense of this new framework can be challenging, so having the right guidance to navigate the required controls and available vendors is becoming invaluable.”

Published Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:46 PM by David Marshall
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