LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Box today announced that Chevron, Safeway and Pearson have joined the 200,000 businesses using Box to power collaboration and information management. To continue its momentum in the enterprise, the company introduced major updates to its admin console, with advanced policies, automation tools and new content management offerings that help IT administrators easily manage information across complex enterprise environments. Box also enhanced support for businesses deploying and customizing Box at scale with a dedicated professional services team, Box Consulting, and teamed with Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, to help the world’s largest organizations be more productive, innovative and effective.
“Many of the world’s largest businesses from some of the most heavily regulated industries are using Box to securely store, manage and access information in the cloud,” said Whitney Bouck, general manager, Enterprise at Box. “We’ve built a service that employees love to use while providing the level of control and visibility that IT departments demand. Today’s new products, services and partnerships continue our commitment to the enterprise and we look forward to continuing our leadership in the marketplace.”
Enterprise Customer Momentum
Box powers business collaboration for some of the world’s largest, most innovative organizations including Chevron, Safeway, Pearson, Procter & Gamble, Schneider Electric, Nationwide Insurance and Electronic Arts. In 2013, the number of Box customer deployments totaling more than 5,000 seats grew by 300% compared to 2012.
Enterprise Admin Console
Leveraging a robust rules engine within the Box Platform, the new enterprise admin console centralizes security policies, automates tasks and introduces new management tools that help businesses control what content is stored in Box, monitor when information is shared externally, and build simple, repeatable processes based on folders and tasks.
- Policies: Box customers can protect against the uploading of confidential or sensitive information like credit card and social security numbers or specific words and phrases by creating content upload policies associated with keywords. Additionally, admins can create policies that send real-time notifications when managed users download large amounts of content.
- Automation: The automation options located within the new admin console enable admins to create simple flows for managing tasks like invoice approvals, collateral sign-offs and other multi-step flows of information throughout their organization.
- Content Manager: Box has added new management functionality within the admin console – previously available in beta – that gives admins the ability to centrally manage content and users. The tool helps admins search for specific files and folders, view the content each user has access to, and make changes to permissions and sharing settings. It’s a powerful command center that gives admins insight into what’s going on in their deployment, plus the management functionality they need to take action as necessary.
"Enterprises recognize that there are transformative gains to be had by moving to the cloud, but the need for better security and policy enforcement is still a hurdle for many organizations looking to adopt cloud platforms,” said Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. “With these new features, Box provides a competitive differentiator over other vendors who simply provide basic cloud file storage. These tools give IT departments improved visibility and control of their content and lays the foundation for organizations to automate a variety of actions in their content-centric business applications."
Box Sync 4.0
The entire Box Sync client has been re-architected to deliver the speed, stability and scale that enterprises require for seamless business collaboration across the web, mobile and desktop. Sync 4 is more than ten times faster than Box’s previous sync client; it supports sub-folder sync for more than 100,000 files and CPU usage has been reduced by 25%.
Box Consulting & Capgemini
Box is introducing an advanced professional services team – Box Consulting – to help businesses of all sizes get up and running on Box efficiently and at scale. Additionally, Box is teaming with Capgemini to utilize their global reach and industry depth to deliver custom app development, enterprise scale, cloud integration, user adoption best practices and implementation services. Both Box Consulting and the Capgemini relationship allow the most complex IT ecosystems to have the support and services they need for highly successful deployments.
“We are excited about the opportunity for Box to team with Capgemini to provide a single source for scalable, content collaboration in multiple domains and industries to global or regional enterprises,” said Vikrant Karnik, SVP and Head of Enterprise Cloud Services for Application Services One1 at Capgemini.
Pricing & Availability
Content manager will be generally available in the coming weeks to customers on the Enterprise and Elite plans. Policies and automation will be generally available in the coming months to customers on the Enterprise and Elite plans. Box Sync 4.0 is available today for Box users across all plans. Box Consulting services are available today. For more information, please visit the Box blog.
With more than 130,000 people in 44 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2012 global revenues of EUR 10.3 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model. Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com.
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Box's mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by 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, as well as by strategic investors salesforce.com, SAP Ventures and Intel Ventures. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
1 North America, the United Kingdom, Asia-Pacific and the Financial Services sector