Partnering with Okta to Power Mobility Management

Today I'm excited to announce a new Box for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) partner, Okta, a leading provider of identity and mobility management for the enterprise.  With more and more organizations shifting to mobile and cloud solutions, it's critical that employees are able to work from any device without sacrificing security. Box for EMM enables business users to access their Box content securely on mobile devices by leveraging advanced management, security, and control capabilities from mobile security providers. We've historically worked with Okta to make it easy for customers to access their content using single sign on (SSO) and provision users in Box, and can now leverage these capabilities in the new Box for EMM solution on devices running iOS and Android for Work. 

Box and Okta partner to provide a secure EMM Solution

Okta's identity and mobility management capabilities coupled with the Box for EMM solution will enable customers to: 

  • Sign in to Box seamlessly: Okta configures mobile SSO for the Box for EMM  app based on the user identity in Okta Mobile.  Since the authentication is based on SAML, users don't need additional credentials for authentication when they access content in Box.
  • Unify provisioning of Box in all end points: Admins can determine different levels of access to Box content by leveraging groups in Okta. Now, admins can extend these same levels of access to Box using the same policies across mobile  devices and browsers.
  • Secure content automatically at any time: One of the major challenges IT organizations face is the ability to secure content once an employee leaves the company.  With Okta and Box for EMM, when users are de-activated in Active Directory or HR applications, Okta can automatically de-provision Box from all of the employee's mobile devices. 

Erica Christiansen, Database Administrator for Crossland Construction Company explains why they went with Box and Okta for their EMM soluation

Box for EMM provides a solution that is easy for IT admins to deploy, delightful and intuitive to use, integrated with several mobility management providers and available across mobile devices.  Whether you're a sales rep updating pitches on-the-go, a legal team reviewing sensitive content remotely or a financial advisor updating client information, Box for EMM enables you to work securely from anywhere. We've partnered with mobility providers to provide customers choice and flexibility in how they securely manage content across devices including MobileIron, Microsoft Intune, AirWatch, MaaS360 and XenMobile.  Box for EMM with Okta is a huge win for joint Box and Okta customers and will be available on March 23, 2016 for devices running iOS and Android for Work.  

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