CipherCloud delivers encryption for Box


by Ben Sullivan| 17 September 2013

Further extends cloud information protection

CipherCloud has delivered AES 256-bit encryption to its existing Box offering, giving over 180,000 Box customers further policy controls and extending protection to sensitive information.

The encryption keys are retained by the customer, enabling complete control over their data, whilst still allowing easy access and decryption by authorised users from anywhere on any device.

CipherCloud is 'seamlessly integrated' to Box and completely transparent to users while preserving the benefits of Box and assuring that no third parties can gain unauthorized access to an organization's information.

The solution leverages Box APIs to scan content in real-time as it is uploaded and detects sensitive information based on the organization's policies, including industry and country regulations - GLBA, PCI, HIPAA, the EU Data Protection Act, UK ICO guidance, the Australian Privacy Amendment Act and US State Privacy Laws.

"Box is growing rapidly in popularity among organizations as they look to improve employee collaboration and productivity while lowering costs," said Pravin Kothari, founder and CEO of CipherCloud. "But making this transition to the Cloud also raises new and significant risks to the security, privacy and compliance of essential corporate information stored in the cloud."

Based on a customer's policies, CipherCloud can enforce a range of actions including alert, block, restrict sharing, quarantine, or automatically encrypting sensitive files. All actions and alerts occur through the familiar Box interface along while preserving the ease-of-use that makes Box so popular.

CipherCloud also provides 'unprecedented visibility' for a customer into their Box usage with drill-down reporting and security dashboards that track user activity, file content, DLP violations and security anomalies.

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