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Box Zones – Giving Enterprises Control Over Data Location Using AWS

Our friends over at Box provide secure content management, collaboration, and file sharing for over half of the companies on the Fortune 500 list.

Box has succeeded by paying attention to the needs of enterprise customers. For example, last year I wrote about Box Enterprise Key Management (EKM), a flexible, no-compromises encryption system that gives Box customers control over their encryption keys. This feature has evolved into Box KeySafe, which allows even the smallest IT shops use encryption to protect their proprietary documents. Other Box features such as Box Capture (mobile phone integration with business processing) and Box Governance (control and compliance) are also purpose-built to meet the business needs of enterprises.

We are happy to play a strong supporting role in today’s launch of Box Zones. This new feature uses Amazon S3 to provide Box customers with a choice of four storage locations (Germany, Ireland, Singapore, and Tokyo). Box customers can decide where to store their data while still taking advantage of other Box features such as watermarking, fine-grained control over permissions, commenting, and file preview.

To learn more about this new feature, sign up for the Box Zones webinar.

Congratulations to Box, and thank you for using AWS!


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.