Box adds more partner integrations, controls for mobile devices and sharing

Summary:At the start of the 2013 RSA Conference, Box is rolling out a slew of new IT management controls for content sharing, mobile devices, and real-time reporting.


Box is rolling out a number of new IT management controls today with a particular focus on the "entire content lifecycle."

The big thing here is managing what content can be shared outside the company. Basically, Box is giving administrators the chance to restrict individual users from creating externally shared folders.

That's a fairly straightforward security precaution that could end up working wonders (or annoying some users when working with clients).


Additionally, Box is adding a security detection algorithm that will automatically detect and prevent "unexpected" logins.

Announced amid the start of the 2013 RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, Box is also calling in more industry partners to integrate features around data analytics and loss prevention.

But in case all of that data becomes at risk, Box is touting the use of its API for scanning and monitoring content. For example, CipherCloud's contributions consist of tokenization, activity monitoring and malware detection.

Code Green Networks is also said to offer a more proactive approach with its data loss prevention services by automating compliance across all electronic communications channels.

The Los Altos, Calif.-based company highlighted its collaboration with Samsung, in particular, boasting that Box is "one of the first business applications available" on and integrated with Samsung's KNOX end-to-end hardware and software security platform for Android.

More on the mobile front, Box is introducing a feature dubbed "device pinning" in which IT managers can limit which devices users can use to access the enterprise cloud storage service.

This update is scheduled to become available today across Box’s mobile app portfolio for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 as well as on the desktop app.

Images via Box

Topics: Security, Bring Your Own Device, Cloud, Enterprise Software, Mobility


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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