New service to combine NTT’s enterprise network and Box’s cloud and content services

Box Inc. and NTT Communications Corporation  plan to jointly launch “Box over VPN powered by NTT Communications” (Box over VPN), a service combining NTT Com’s enterprise network and Box’s cloud collaboration and content management, which will be distributed by NTT Com beginning within this year.

NTT Com will act as Japan’s sole provider and Asia’s first distributor of Box over VPN, enabling its use on Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s NFV-enabled, private network service available in 196 countries/regions.

Box expects to gain increased access to a variety of greater organizations including government agencies and financial institutions through its partnership with NTT Com, which offers VPN services for secure, closed network connections.

Box services via secure closed networks

Enterprise customers that enforce strict policies on the use of public cloud services will be able to use Box over VPN without any data passing through the Internet, enhancing end-user and end-point protection.

NTT Com’s continual monitoring of Box over VPN network will enable troubleshooting support to be provided flexibly and as required. Centralized, one-stop maintenance and managed operation will also be available.

Box over VPN offers unlimited file storage capacity and can be integrated with other systems, including SaaS such as Salesforce, customer-operated on-premises systems and NTT Com cloud services within secure closed networks. Customers will design and operate core systems and big-data systems for IoT purposes without regard for file-storage capacity. Support for the latest browsers and operating systems will free system-management resources for other uses.