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Box releases security features to advance the content cloud

Box, provider of a cloud content management platform has added new security features to prevent accidental data leaks and protect content in the cloud. These include enhanced auto-classification functionality that extends to existing content and new exception handling capabilities for access controls within Box Shield. Box also rolled out a set of security improvements to its core product including identity and permission management updates.

“While a return to the office is now conceivable, the new work styles that have emerged during the remote work era are here to stay,” said Varun Parmar, chief product officer at Box. “The future of work is hybrid and this requires a new approach to securing content from anywhere without slowing down work. With today’s announcements, we are extending the power of Box Shield, along with our core security product, by implementing new and enhanced features to the Box Content Cloud and providing businesses with one secure platform for managing and securing all of their information in the cloud.”

Box Shield helps reduce risk and proactively identifies potential insider threats or compromised accounts. Since the release of Box Shield in October 2019, Box has added new features and functionality to bring built-in controls and threat detection directly to workflows in Box. In addition, all Box customers have access to the robust security and privacy controls embedded within the core Box product. Businesses already use Box Shield to help prevent accidental data leaks through a system of manual and automated security classifications for files, folders, and classification-based access policies.

The updated features are part of a larger series of security enhancements that Box began announcing at the beginning of last year. In February 2020, Box created a new add-on for Splunk in Box Shield, made advances to the Shield dashboard, improved automated classification with Box Relay, and enhanced the end user classification experience. Later that summer, Box added native malware detection support and announced the addition of intelligent, automated classification to Shield to automatically scan files and classify them based on their content.

To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.



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