LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.”
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most important information. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web and through mobile applications, and extended to partner applications, such as NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
Box Trust Partners
AirWatch by VMWare
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 14,000 global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions. Learn more at www.air-watch.com.
CipherCloud, the leader in cloud visibility and data protection, enables cloud adoption while ensuring security, privacy, and compliance. Their cloud security platform includes cloud discovery and risk assessment, data protection – encryption, tokenization, data loss prevention, and activity monitoring. Learn more at www.ciphercloud.com.
Code Green Networks
Code Green Networks is the leading Data Loss Prevention provider for enterprises implementing Cloud based deployments. The company’s solutions help organizations protect and manage sensitive data that is either being sent to or already stored in the Cloud. Learn more at http://www.codegreennetworks.com/box/.
Dell provides flexible mobile enablement solutions that helps to ensure a productive workforce by securely managing endpoints — including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops—and secure workspaces. Learn more at http://software.dell.com/products/mobile-management/.
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response, e-discovery and forensic analysis. Learn more at www.guidancesoftware.com.
HP is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions designed to mitigate risk and defend against today’s most advanced threats. With market-leading solutions, services and research, HP Enterprise Security enables organizations to take a proactive approach to security, integrating information correlation, application analysis and network-level defense. For more information, visit www.hp.com/go/esp.
MaaS360 by Fiberlink
MaaS360 by Fiberlink, an IBM company, is the trusted enterprise mobility management solution to thousands of customers worldwide, delivering security and management for applications, content, and devices. Learn more at www.maas360.com.
MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. Learn more at www.mobileiron.com.
Netskope™ is the leader in safe cloud enablement. With Netskope, IT can protect data and ensure compliance across cloud apps so businesses can move fast, with confidence. Learn more at www.netskope.com.
Okta is an integrated identity and mobility management service. Built from the ground up in the cloud, Okta securely connects people to their applications from any device, anywhere, at anytime. Over 430 joint customers leverage Okta to connect their internal and external users to Box, as well as thousands of on-premises, cloud and mobile applications, to run on a secure, reliable cloud-based platform. Learn more at www.okta.com/box.
OneLogin, the leading innovator in enterprise identity management, provides the industry’s fastest, easiest and most secure solution for managing users, device and applications. Learn more at www.onelogin.com.
OpenDNS is a leading provider of network security services, enabling businesses to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. Learn more at www.opendns.com.
Palo Alto Networks
As the leader in enterprise security, Palo Alto Networks offers an integrated platform using next-generation firewalls, cloud-based threat intelligence and advanced endpoint protection, helping enterprises and governments secure their organizations, prevent known and unknown threats, and safely enable an increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications. Learn more at www.paloaltonetworks.com.
Ping Identity is the pioneer and largest independent provider of next generation identity security solutions. With more than 1,200 customers worldwide including half of the Fortune 100, Ping Identity is transforming the way hundreds of millions of people live and work every day by making their favorite apps more convenient and secure to access from any device, anywhere. Learn more at www.pingidentity.com/box.
Recommind is a leader in information intelligence, delivering breakthrough applications that harness the power of information to solve concrete business problems for enterprises and law firms, including eDiscovery and information governance. Learn more at www.recommind.com.
Skyhigh Networks, the Cloud Visibility and Enablement Company, enables enterprises to embrace cloud services with appropriate levels of security, compliance, and governance. Learn more at www.skyhighnetworks.com.
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. Learn more at www.splunk.com.
Sumo Logic is the next-generation, cloud-based machine data intelligence company that transforms all data streams into powerful business decisions and competitive advantages. Learn more at www.sumologic.com.
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings -- anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.symantec.com.