Menu
Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

Providing mobile access for agency staffers will be a key part of its mandate

As part of its push into specific industry verticals, Box is targeting the government sector, where agencies are particularly sensitive about the security of cloud software. On Wednesday, the company announced a significant customer win in this vertical: the U.S. Department of Justice.

Box will receive this week an agency Authorization to Operate, which allows it to deliver file sharing and information management cloud services to the DoJ's workforce, including all component agencies. Among Box's specific goals will be to help the agency simplify internal and external collaboration and enable employees' mobile and offline access to business information, as well as reducing infrastructure complexity by eliminating fragmented content and document-management tools.

The company declined to disclose the value of its new DoJ contract. It's also not clear how many DoJ employees will get access to the Box software.

Box says it now has more than 40 federal government customers, including agencies and departments servicing healthcare, military, educational, judicial, legislative and regulatory components of the U.S. federal government.

Because it offers its file synchronization, sharing and storage services through the cloud, Box must put a heavy emphasis on security in order to woo risk-averse enterprise and organizational customers loath to give up control over their information.

Toward that end, the company recently snapped up security startup Subspace and also launched a new service tailored for financial-services firms, for example.

With a focus on government contracts, Box recently announced that it is pursuing FedRAMP compliance. It also hired Sonny Hashmi, former CIO for the U.S. General Services Administration, to lead government strategy.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags cloud computingdocument managementinternetsoftwareapplicationsDepartment of JusticeBox.net

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments