Box Named a Leader in Enterprise File Sync and Share for Cloud Solutions by Independent Research Firm

Box received the highest score in the Strategy category, receiving a 5 out of 5 rating

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), a leader in cloud content management, today announced that it was named a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms — Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017” report by Forrester. Box received the highest score in the Strategy category, scoring a 5 out of 5 in all criteria.

According to Forrester, “The cloud EFSS market has evolved, moving well beyond core file sharing capabilities. EA [enterprise architecture] pros are now looking to complement or supplant their on-premises content management systems and file shares.”

“Like Forrester, Box has seen the traditional ECM and EFSS categories begin to merge as customer needs and technologies evolve. We are the only vendor to offer a single platform across both categories, and we continue to challenge the status quo with our Cloud Content Management vision," said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer of Box. "We are continually working with our customers to help them adapt to the digital age, reimagine how content drives their business processes, and empower their employees to be more connected, collaborative, and productive.”

The report also states, “Box invests in content services, extending its collaboration footprint. Box provides a cloud content platform that allows developers and architects to deliver content-rich apps and go beyond just file sharing apps."

Enterprise Capabilities, Security and Compliance

Box has continued to drive industry leadership with advanced enterprise capabilities, consistently raising the bar for privacy and security in the cloud. Box's offerings in these areas include Box Zones, which provides customers with in-region data storage; Box KeySafe, which allows administrators to have control and visibility over data; and Box Governance, which enables customers to comply with data retention policies, satisfy e-discovery requests, and effectively manage sensitive information. Box is also a leader in compliance standards, enabling customers to maintain adherence to important industry regulations including HIPAA, FINRA, FedRAMP, and PCI DSS, amongst others.

The Forrester report states, "Box appeals to regulated industries, such as government, financial services, and life sciences, by offering governance bundles and premium services that include security and compliance certifications, key management, data residency, life-cycle management, and legal hold capabilities."

Strong Customer Momentum in 2017

More than 67% of the Fortune 500 and 80,000 organizations around the world rely on Box for secure content collaboration. So far in 2017, Box has added new or expanded deployments with leading enterprises like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Delta Global Services, Lionsgate, Metropolitan Police Service of London, and thousands others.

As the report states, "Customers report strong satisfaction with Box’s file sharing capabilities and content repository services…” and, “Customers should evaluate Box when their requirements involve comprehensive secure file sync and share and cloud is a strategic element of their broader content management and collaboration strategy."

Continued Innovation in Intelligence

At BoxWorks 2017, Box unveiled its first intelligence offerings with Box Skills, a framework for applying state-of-the-art machine learning tools to content stored in Box, Box Skills Kit, a set of developer resources for building custom skills for Box, and Box Graph, an intelligent network of content, relationships, and activity that will power new experiences and services for Box users and enterprises.

For more information on today's announcement, please visit the Box blog or download a copy of the Forrester Wave report here.

About Box

Box (NYSE:BOX) is the cloud content management company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications. Founded in 2005, Box powers 80,000 businesses globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit


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Release Summary

Box announced that it was named a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync And Share Platforms — Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017


Box PR
Nicki Williams, 415-269-1592