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Box announces new partnerships and security features to protect content in the cloud

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) today announced updates to its Trust Partner Program, which brings together a select group of industry-leading security and compliance platforms to advance security in the company. These updates include deep new integrations with Cisco, Relativity, Theta Lake and Splunk that extend Box’s native security and compliance capabilities to an ecosystem of solutions, helping customers connect and protect their content across multiple apps. . Box also announced new security enhancements for its core platform that will help administrators and security teams protect the flow of content inside and outside the organization and across multiple devices.

“The security landscape is changing faster than ever, with hybrid works introducing new security risks and companies implementing multiple solutions to combat cyber threats,” said Diego Dugatkin, Chief Product Officer at Box. “To meet changing business needs, we are excited to provide a set of integrations that enrich our partner ecosystem while strengthening Box Content Cloud’s core security posture. With these advancements, Box is setting a new standard for cloud security and making it easier than ever for customers to use Box with best-in-class security solutions to protect and secure their data.

Originally launched in 2014, Box has built an ecosystem of over 20 security, governance and compliance partners through its Box Trust Partner Program and serves as a single layer that protects and connects content across multiple applications. To respond to the changing threat landscape, Box is today bolstering the Box Trust Partner Program with the following new and improved integrations:

Box and Cisco:

This week at RSA, Box and Cisco will demonstrate a post-login authentication scenario in which a user’s security posture changes after their initial login. If a user exhibits suspicious behavior based on preconfigured security policies, Cisco Secure Access by Duo sends a signal to Box that triggers a user session logoff. This integration leverages CAEP (Continuous Access Evaluation Protocol), part of the OpenID Shared Signals and Events framework, making it easy to share signals across the security ecosystem.

“As more organizations adopt hybrid ways of working, we want to facilitate dynamic detection and response to risks in our environments – instead of siled signals into specific applications or vendors,” Jeetu said. Patel, executive vice president and general manager of security and collaboration at Cisco. “Expanding our partnership with Box is critical to that experience and delivering on our promise of integration with the apps our customers use most.”

To learn more about Box and Cisco integrations, visit the Box App Center.

Box and relativity:

Available today, RelativityOne now supports direct file collections from Box, complementing Box’s legal hold capabilities. For data governance needs, Box’s Relativity integration helps users centralize their most critical information to better streamline their information governance.

“Security is a top concern for our mutual customers, many of whom are Fortune 500 companies,” said Chris Brown, chief product officer at Relativity. “We are excited to integrate with Box to enhance RelativityOne Collect’s ability to pull external data directly into the platform. This integration represents how Box and Relativity work to help our users organize data so they can more easily discover vital information in unstructured datasets and take action.

To learn more about Box and the Relativity integration, visit the Box App Center.

Box and Lake Theta:

Lake Theta recently announcement a technology partnership with Box that enables the capture, retention and monitoring of electronic communications. Available today, Box content and metadata, such as comments, tasks, and file annotations, can now be captured to Theta Lake’s WORM 17a-4 compliant archive or sent to a third-party email archive existing. This enables organizations in highly regulated industries, such as financial services, to use Box as a secure content management system and can feed electronic communications into data governance solutions such as Theta Lake to meet business preservation regulations. as well as audits and legal requirements of their overall compliance. program.

“By continuing to provide seamless integration with Box’s data and content management platforms, we are helping to provide customers in highly regulated industries with a solution to work securely and compliantly in the cloud,” said said Anthony Cresci, senior vice president of finance and business development. , and Operations at Lake Theta. “Box has become an integral part of workplaces as teams continue to work from anywhere, and we’re excited to take our partnership to the next level to better serve our mutual customers.”

To learn more about Box and the Theta Lake integration, visit the Box App Center.

Box and Splunk:

Available today, security analysts using Splunk can efficiently assess Box Shield alerts, as well as data from other apps, and directly launch Shield alerts for more details. In addition to security events, the Splunk Add-on for Box can collect data such as enterprise events, users and user groups, collaborations, and file and folder metadata through Box REST APIs. This enables full visibility into activity from a wide range of sources, such as Box, allowing you to respond to threats in real time with insights so you can act on them.

To learn more about Box and the Splunk integration, visit the Box App Center.

New security improvements

These new integrations add features and functionality to enhance the strong security and privacy controls built into Box Content Cloud. Building on this innovation, Box today announced the following security features and controls to help Box customers achieve Zero Trust security:

  • Group-based device approval policies It’s okay Allow administrators to set up security policies for a group of users versus an all-or-nothing scenario, starting with device approval policies. Group-based device approval policies will give security teams more granular controls through customizable options.
  • A new API for managing user sessions this will force user logoff and re-login for users who may pose potential threats because their security posture has changed. This will give Box IT, security, users and administrators better protection against suspicious user activity and is available today in private beta.
  • An additional Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) option via email that will help end users log in without having to rely on a mobile authenticator app or SMS. MFA email authentication will give users another option to log in securely from anywhere.
  • Multi-Factor Authentication Backup Codes which will allow end users to generate and download backup codes that they can use instead of a passcode or SMS. This will allow users who lose or do not have access to their device to access their account without interruption.

These enhanced security features are coming soon and follow Box’s recent updates to its advanced security solution, Box Shield. In April, Box announced in-depth threat detection capabilities, including the ability to scan additional file types including Microsoft Office, automatically watermark classified documents, and an access policy monitoring mode. to passively monitor how access policies could potentially interfere with end users before applying them. their.

For more information on today’s news, visit the Box Blog. Additionally, the Box Trust Partner Program is invitation-only and will continue to add new partners each year. Those interested in applying to the program can submit applications here.

About the box

Box (NYSE: BOX) is the leader in the content cloud, a single platform that enables organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate to the best apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies the work of leading global organizations including AstraZeneca, JLL and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more. And visit box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.