Box Tackles Security and Access Control in the Cloud

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Box, which has become in some ways the enterprise-class version of cloud storage provider Dropbox (even though they’re in no way related), is continuing its quest to entice businesses with its portfolio of cloud storage solutions.

Months after boosting its performance by a purported factor of 10 with the Box Accelerator, Box has developed new security and access control features designed to alleviate concerns administrators may have about entering the cloud.

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For starters, the admin console is designed with a snappy search interface that lets administrators locate content using date range, content type, size and context parameters, and those parameters can be saved in case users have a certain search they need to perform on a regular basis.

To help monitor all the activity happening in a company’s cloud, Box has a new API that lets users extract data from Box and plug it into a business intelligence platform, and a native two-step login verification process restricts access across all devices using Box.

Box also has a partnership with Proofpoint so that users have some data loss prevention; futher, Box says that this feature “will simplify the process for identifying restricted content, removing it from shared folders and protecting against the loss of confidential information.”
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RLuand replied on Wed, Oct 3 2012 7:46 AM

It's nice to see another company giving users the perfect balance between security and user experience by implementing 2FA which allows us to telesign into our accounts. I know some will claim this make things more complicated, but the slight inconvenience each time you log in is worth the confidence of knowing your info is secure. I'm hoping that more companies start to offer this awesome functionality. This should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure.

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