Box for Government makes its debut, complete with FedRAMP compliance

Box has been pursuing industry-specific certifications that would make it possible to deploy the Box platform at scale within heavily regulated industries.

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Since first announcing its industries initiative two years ago, cloud storage vendor Box has been pursuing industry-specific certifications that would make it possible to deploy the Box platform at scale within heavily regulated industries.

Today the Redwood City, California-based company announced that it has finally filled in the holes of its Box for Government offering with a few must-haves, such as FedRAMP authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency.

FedRAMP is the gold standard when it comes to compliance certifications for the U.S. Government, as it ensures technology providers use a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud products and services.

Box for Industries is targeted toward a dozen verticals ranging from energy to manufacturing. Box has been using the initiative to tailor cloud-based collaboration tools by industry based on specific opportunities via industry-specific apps, implementation and domain expertise -- all built on top of and powered by the Box platform.

Box has remained particularly focused on the government vertical. Box touts that federal agencies and departments servicing healthcare, military, educational, judicial, legislative and regulatory components of the U.S. Federal Government are currently using Box. Last year the company hired the former CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration to advance Box's partnerships within federal agencies.

In addition to FedRAMP, Box for Government also claims compliance with HIPAA, PCI DSS 3.1, FINRA/SEC 17a-4, FISMA certifications, among others. The platform also features Box Governance to help customers to comply with regulatory policies, and Box Zones, which supports customers requiring regional content storage.

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