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Alliance Between AT&T and Box to Drive Secure Mobile Productivity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 04, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — Box, a cloud platform that helps businesses securely store, share and manage content, and AT&T* will work together to bring highly secure, enterprise-grade cloud and mobility solutions to businesses of all sizes.

As a result of the alliance, AT&T business customers will be able to use AT&T NetBondSM as their highly secure “on ramp” to the Box cloud. AT&T NetBond enables customers to connect to cloud services using their AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN), which delivers highly secure connections with high reliability and performance capabilities rather than relying on access to cloud services via the public Internet. AT&T NetBond uses patented technology and dynamically scales networking resources as a company’s cloud needs change.

The cloud capabilities announced by AT&T and Box build on the companies’ work to integrate Box into AT&T Toggle®, AT&T’s bring-your-own-device solution. Together, these solutions will provide companies with secure cloud-based collaboration, from virtually any device, and help them be more flexible and efficient.

“Companies want to move their content to the cloud to power increased mobile productivity and collaboration across their businesses,” said Whitney Bouck, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Box. “Together, Box and AT&T will deliver a unified solution that makes it incredibly easy for users to access their content from virtually any device and get work done, while giving businesses the enterprise-grade security, reliability and performance they need.”

Box integrated with AT&T Toggle and NetBond creates a highly secure mobile workspace for business content and collaboration. Users will be able to easily access and save their business-related content – such as documents, presentations, images and videos – to Box, while keeping it separate from other personal content on the device. AT&T Toggle with Box is targeted for release in early 2015. The new Box – AT&T NetBond solution is expected to be available in the first half of 2015.

“Box and AT&T are a powerful combination that provides companies with transformative solutions to mobilize their business while giving them streamlined access to the content they need for greater and enriched collaboration,” said Abhi Ingle, SVP Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. “As we look to expand our offerings with Box, businesses will benefit from the ability to securely store information in the cloud and access it from virtually anywhere.”

Today’s announcement with AT&T complements Box’s announcements from yesterday’s keynote, where Box co-founder and CEO, Aaron Levie, unveiled enhancements to several Box products, including Box Notes; introduced Box Workflow, a new product that reimagines business processes in the cloud; and Box for Industries, a new initiative to deliver end to end solutions tailored to specific industries, such as Retail, Healthcare and Media & Entertainment. In addition, the company also announced the availability of Box Retention Management and new metadata capabilities.

“Getting work done anywhere, from any device, is the new norm. Integrating Box cloud infrastructure with AT&T solutions such as AT&T NetBond and Toggle enhances workforce productivity. The creation of on-demand, highly secure solutions give CIOs the peace of mind they need in a mobilized world,” says René Dufrene, AVP AT&T Business Solutions. “Box is an important addition to our growing AT&T NetBond roster and will help further accelerate enterprise cloud adoption.”

AT&T NetBond
Combining a customer’s existing AT&T VPN network with their cloud platform infrastructure via AT&T NetBond offers the following benefits:

  • Simple: Seamlessly works with existing AT&T VPN through APIs creating an automated experience. Customers don’t need to order or manage any other equipment or access lines.
  • Savings: Network elasticity that automatically flexes with the needs of the cloud service. Companies can save as much as 60 percent on networking costs.
  • Performance: Delivers as much as 50 percent lower latency and three times the availability when compared with the public Internet.
  • Security: Isolates traffic going directly to cloud platforms using the AT&T private global network, providing more protections from risks such as DDoS attacks.

AT&T Toggle
With AT&T Toggle, businesses and organizations of all sizes can save on the cost of issuing company-owned devices, while employees have the freedom to use the smartphone or tablet they’re most comfortable with for both work and personal matters.

About Box
Box’s mission is to make businesses of all sizes more productive, competitive, and collaborative by connecting people and their most important information. More than 27 million people at 240,000 businesses, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500, use Box today to share, manage and access their content globally. Content on Box can be securely shared and easily accessed on the web, through iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications, and extended to partner applications, such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by several leading venture capital firms and strategic investors. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available athttp://about.att.com or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube athttp://www.youtube.com/att.

© 2014 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.

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press@box.com
www.box.com

Source: Box

 

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