Today in Tokyo, we're excited to announce that we're working with NTT Communications to jointly develop a "Box over VPN" solution to enable content management and collaboration over a secure enterprise network, for the first time in Asia. Box over VPN will be powered by NTT Com and will combine NTT Com’s enterprise network with Box’s cloud collaboration and content management capabilities. This solution will be distributed by NTT Com, the ICT solutions and international communication business within NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, headquartered in Japan.
Since opening in Tokyo last year, we've continued to expand our business, adding new employees and bringing on flagship partners and customers from numerous sectors including education, life sciences, e-commerce and pharmaceuticals. This partnership represents a key milestone for Box in Japan which enables us to begin work with even more regulated and security-conscious organizations, like government and financial institutions.
Following the launch of the solution later this year, NTT Com will be Asia's first distributor of Box over VPN, enabling Box to be used on Arcstar Universal One, an enterprise network that delivers high security and reliability. This partnership opens up opportunities for Box to be deployed by a wider variety of organizations through the addition of a VPN service which further enhances security.
Box over VPN has a several key features and benefits:
Use Box over a closed network
With Box over VPN, customers with strict public cloud policies will be able to use Box without having any data pass through the Internet. Since data transmissions are completed over a network completely isolated from the Internet, even the most security-conscious industries will know their information is protected.
End-to-end, centralized maintenance system and agile troubleshooting
NTT Com will continually monitor the Box over VPN network so the service can deliver round-the-clock support and centralized maintenance.
Increased productivity through file collaboration
By integrating Box within the VPN, customers will benefit from greater productivity and even more security. Users can access their most important files securely on any device, and collaborate with colleagues without concerns about storage limitations, given Box's unlimited file capacity for enterprises.
Reducing costs in file management
By choosing Box, teams can be more productive and cost-efficient when sharing and collaborating on files of any size, on any device and from anywhere. This has traditionally been a challenge for organizations in Japan.
This is truly an exciting announcement for Box and we're delighted to be working with NTT Com towards the launch, scheduled for later this year. Stay tuned!