Box launches 'Trust' security program with Symantec, Splunk, others

Now the soon-to-be public business is taking initiative by launching its own security coalition, dubbed Box Trust.

Box has hit many milestones in 2014, from a long-awaited (albeit paused) IPO announcement to the elevation of its platform by targeting specific key industries.

The enterprise cloud company has forged a number of industry alliances in the past too, notably around open source development and various cloud-based product integrations.

Now the soon-to-be public business is taking initiative by launching its own security coalition, dubbed Box Trust.

The Los Altos, Calif.-headquartered company is framing Box Trust as a network of top security software and solutions brands getting together to provide corporate customers with better lines of service for accessing and protecting sensitive but critical business content.

Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie explained in a blog post on Tuesday that Box Trust spawned from the company's experience working with large enterprise customers in data-heavy but sensitive fields such as healthcare and government, admitting "businesses can't simply move tens of thousands of employees and hundreds of terabytes of data to the cloud and then think about all the security implications later."

"In a world that is no longer defined by a corporate perimeter, a new security model is emerging that puts the user at the center of the security design," Levie remarked.

The debut of Box Trust also includes the roll out of a new app for iOS and Android devices intended to further secure enterprise collaboration and content access across mobile devices.

To maintain heightened security, Box for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) can be configured for sending data to specific managed apps.

Data within Box for EMM can also be wiped remotely while maintaining full ownership and control over original app licenses.

So far, the Box Trust already consists of 19 security governance and compliance partners, including Symantec, Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, OpenDNS, Sumo Logic, Skyhigh Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Okta, CipherCloud, Recommind, Ping Identity, Netskope, OneLogin, Guidance Software and Code Green Networks.

Box asserted that the membership application process is a rigorous one, based on market value, leadership, and quality.

On the flip side, Box has signed up a number of well-known subscribers for the framework, such as GE, Toyota, Procter & Gamble, Chevron, Schneider Electric, and Stanford University, among others.

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