Box, which provides cloud-based file sharing and collaboration tools for businesses, recently announced a “next generation” of enterprise-level content management tools which take advantage of its close partnership with IBM.
The updates include the ability to place legal holds on content stored on the Box platform.
Legal holds, which will be available some time in 2016, allows customers “to specify which users and files are related to a case and put a hold on those so they can’t be deleted,” said Whitney Bouck, senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise at Box in an interview published by v3.co.uk. “Any content a named individual touches, modifies or creates in the future will also be covered by this.”
The company announced several product integrations with IBM, designed to increase the ease of content access and collaboration across different content management environments. They include:
• IBM Content Navigator with Box, offering a single integrated view of content available in on-premise and Box environments.
• IBM Stored IQ with Box, a search tool for unstructured data in both on-premise and Box-based environments.
• IBM Case Manager with Box, which the company says can “seamlessly share content on the Box platform with external participants.”
• IBM Datacap with Box, a tool for capturing documents from multiple sources and extracting data for storage in Box.
Box also added some new security features to its toolbox, including Device Trust, a beta feature which helps ensure that only approved devices can access files stored in Box. Also, Box announced its Enterprise Key Management service, which allows encryption keys to be stored in the cloud, rather than on a hardware security module.
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