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.