Box Sets New Standard for Mitigating Malware Attacks by Neutralizing Malicious Files

REDWOOD CITY, CA – April 08, 2020 — / — Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) a leader in Cloud Content Management, today announced automated malware detection and controls in Box Shield, the company’s advanced security solution for protecting content in the cloud. When malware is identified in Box, Box Shield will now automatically alert the end user, restrict downloads and sharing of malicious files, and notify IT and security teams.

“With average cost of an attack reaching $2.6 million, malware has become one of the costliest security incidents facing businesses,” said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer at Box. “Leveraging Box’s unique preview technology, the automated controls in Box Shield minimize the impact of malware while allowing users to preview content without getting compromised. Additionally, the intelligent security alerts help enterprises act on the issue in minutes. These advances make it easier than ever to protect your business without getting in the way of work.”

New malware detection and controls in Box Shield
Box Shield, the fastest growing new product in the company’s history, helps prevent data leakage and proactively identifies potential insider threats or compromised accounts. These new capabilities expand Box Shield’s threat detection beyond suspicious user behavior to protect customers from malicious content uploaded to Box.

Customers will be able to:

  • Enable safe preview and online editing of files in Box while displaying the security risk to end users
  • Automatically restrict downloading and sharing of malicious files to prevent the spread to more users and devices
  • Generate alerts to notify security teams when a file uploaded to Box contains malware

“The future of information security is technology and platforms that reduce risk without slowing down the business,” says Lakshmi Hanspal, Global CISO at Box. “People are collaborating from more devices and remote locations than ever before, so security teams need telemetry and visibility into potential threats across their environment. Automation and security innovations that are intuitive for users can massively reduce the burden on security teams and enable faster response.”

The new Box Shield malware detection capabilities and controls is expected to be generally available at the end of April. To learn more about Box Shield, please join us at the Box Virtual Summit tomorrow, April 9, and visit

About Box
Box (NYSE:BOX) is a leading Cloud Content Management platform that enables organizations to accelerate business processes, power workplace collaboration, and protect their most valuable information, all while working with a best-of-breed enterprise IT stack. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies work for leading organizations globally, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, JLL and Morgan Stanley. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit To learn more about how Box powers nonprofits to fulfill their missions, visit

Media Inquiries:
Kait Conetta

Investor Relations:
Alice Kousoum Lopatto and Elaine Gaudioso
+1 650-209-3467

Source: Box




General Tags: SaaS, software as a service, online backup companies, online backup news, data security, online data backup, backing up online, online backup reviews, online file backup, top rated online backups, online file storage, online backup providers directory, cloud computing, online backup services, data storage, CEO interviews, compare online backups, online backup

Like us on Facebook

Do you like this post? Subscribe to our RSS feed ===========================


Related posts:

  1. Box Unlocks a New Level of Security in the Cloud by Adding Intelligent, Automated Classification to Box Shield
  2. Kaspersky Receives Patent for Sandbox that Automates Malware Detection
  3. Code42 Offers New Insider Risk Detection Capabilities to Help Security Teams Quickly Spot Data Theft When Employees Resign and Depart
  4. Centrify Launches Industry’s First Cloud-based Privileged Identity Service to Shield Corporations from Core Security Breaches
  5. Incident Detection, Email Attacks Continue to Cause Headaches for Companies
  6. U.S. Cyber Risk Report Highlights Need for Cyber Resilience and Security Education
  7. Acunetix Launches New Online Service that Scans Website for Malware, Vulnerabilities and Provides Automated Backup & Restore
  8. Number of Mobile Malware Attacks Doubles in 2018, as Cybercriminals Sharpen their Distribution Strategies
  9. NovaBACKUP Data Protection Protects Against Malware Attacks
  10. Work of Acronis Cyber Security Operations Centers Delivers New Cryptomining Malware Defense to Consumers

Tags: ,