Box Reveals its Plan to Deliver Secure File Sharing

By CIOReview | Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Box, an online file sharing and personal cloud content management service firm, revealed plans to take its storage system global after signing a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. It aims to deliver secure file sharing and help their customers to stay more efficient and innovative.  

"There's no organizational environment more bureaucratic than the U.S. government so we're pretty excited that they chose Box for the Justice Department. We think will ripple through the other federal agencies in the U.S,” said Aaron Levie, CEO, co-founder and chairman, Box.

Cloud computer enables users to access internet anytime, anywhere but it’s been a source of both wonder and suspicion due to the hacking attacks on large companies left businesses vulnerable. In order to reduce the risk, cloud is a much safer alternative to existing structures as there is no platform that can be 100 percent safe, reports Nyshka Chandran for CNBC.

Box product called Box Enterprise Key Management enable customers and companies to use Box’s content management and collaboration tools while retaining control over their own encryption keys. It is powered by AWS CloudHSM (Secure Key Storage and Cryptographic Operations).  It ensures customers’ own data center secure with dedicated data connections. A unique key is used for each version of every file stored in Box, reports Jeff Barr for Amazon web services.

"What we see is that a lot of organizations who invested in legacy information technology (IT) architecture are more vulnerable to security threats. If you look at events in the U.S. last year, with Sony, JPMorgan and Anthem, getting hacked, those were all legacy IT environments. If you are worried about the government, this allows you more control. Governments tend to chase personal data for terrorism purposes, not corporate content,” adds Levi.