Box's Government Cloud Gets Security Thumbs-Up

Company rolls out Box for Government, complete with FedRAMP certification

Nicole Henderson, Contributor

May 6, 2016

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Box's Government Cloud Gets Security Thumbs-Up
Co-founder and CEO of Box Aaron Levie speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

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Box has launched a new tailored cloud solution designed for government agencies this week, simply called Box for Government, and announced that it has received FedRAMP compliance.

The announcement comes as Box has partnered with AWS and IBM to store data regionally in Asia and Europe in an initiative called Box Zones.

Box said its government solution uses the core Box platform with additional advanced security and information management capabilities, and an ecosystem of pre-developed integrations with partners like IBM, Salesforce and Microsoft.

Box is already used in over 6,500 government agencies, including the US Department of Justice, the US Department of Commerce, and states including New York, California, Washington and Florida.

Related: IBM, HPE: Government Cloud Security Process Broken

"Box for Government will make it easier than ever for government organizations to deploy Box at scale, become more agile, and drive their digital transformation strategies forward,” Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO at Box said in a statement. “We are heavily focused on bringing the highest level of security and compliance to our customers across all industries. With FedRAMP, we’re now ensuring that the government can get the level of security, protection, and control of data they need to accelerate their move to the cloud and deliver critical government services more efficiently.”

Box for Government incorporates several capabilities including Box Governance, which offers retention management, content security policies and defensible ediscovery.

According to the Box, its new government solution offers “pre-established partnerships and integrations with hundreds of products, platforms and systems integrators and is available through a variety of channel partners and procurement vehicles including GSA Schedule 70, NASA SEWP and WSCA, and negotiated terms for local compliance.”

Related: Dell Gets Major Government Cloud Security Certification

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Nicole Henderson

Contributor, IT Pro Today

Nicole Henderson covers daily cloud news and features online for ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she was editor at Talkin' Cloud (now Channel Futures) and the WHIR. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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