July 14, 2014
VMware and Box announced a strategic alliance to enhance security in business collaboration delivered via mobile devices, as part of the next generation of enterprise mobile management (EMM). Being an internationally distributed solution, organizations will be able to benefit from the more robust security functionalities of AirWatch by VMware for content stored in Box, allowing them to develop collaborative environments without compromising their security requirements and critical access controls.
“Today’s workforce demands optimized and secure access to applications, files and data, while moving their work from desktops to tablets and smartphones,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager. of VMware End User Computing. “Allowing users to fully leverage powerful business collaboration services requires a mobile security model that protects sensitive data and information. With VMware and Box, customers will be able to take advantage of VMware’s powerful end-user computing solutions in a unique way, without compromising their security. “
“Mobile and cloud technologies are opening up the possibility of exploring new ways of working, but companies need to know that information is secure,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “We are very pleased to be working with VMware to introduce a new model that will allow customers to secure their content and collaboration initiatives from anywhere and on any device, helping our joint customers to be more competitive and agile than ever.”
VMware and Box are the first to promote a more open and dynamic security model, using pre-configured security policies and options in iOS to simplify the process of managing and securing third-party applications. This security framework allows additional configuration settings such as user information and preferences, single sign-on settings, and security controls, among other settings, for centralized administration of security policies.
This new model is completely independent and not tied to any particular software, application or mobile device management (MDM) vendor, with the goal of helping the industry move towards a much more standardized approach. configuration and security of third-party applications. Companies will be able to create a much more secure environment for business collaboration, enabling the widest range of applications to take advantage of the most up-to-date and robust security capabilities.
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