Box, NTT Communications Partner to Provide 'Box over VPN'

17 June 2015
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Box and NTT Communications (NTT Com), Tuesday announced their plan to jointly launch "Box over VPN (Box over VPN), a service combining NTT Com’s enterprise network and Box’s cloud collaboration and content management, which will be distributed by NTT Com beginning this year. NTT Com will act as Japan’s sole provider and Asia’s first distributor of Box over VPN, enabling its use on Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s NFV-enabled, private network service present in 196 countries/regions.

Box expects to gain increased access to a variety of greater organizations including government agencies and financial institutions through its partnership with NTT Com, which offers VPN services for secure, closed network connections.

According to Box, enterprise customers that enforce strict policies on the use of public cloud services will be able to use Box over VPN without any data passing through the Internet, enhancing end-user and end-point protection. The service, said NTT Com will provide centralized, one-stop maintenance and managed operation for customers.

Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box
We’re thrilled to partner with NTT Com to help create transformative software for Japanese businesses in every industry. This partnership will help more organizations to benefit from entirely new ways of working by elevating technology to enable secure collaboration and content management across geographical boundaries, while still meeting demands for robust control.

Hidemune Sugawara, Head of Application & Contents Service, Senior Vice President of NTT Com
By delivering added value based on NTT Com’s expertise in network security, we look forward to providing Box over VPN to a wide range of Japanese businesses. The partnership will enable Box to be combined with ID Federation1 and Salesforce over VPN2, both of which are provided by NTT Com, which will help to expand our file-collaboration businesses targeting large enterprises.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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