Box has moved to secure its cloud services with the introduction of Box Trust, an initiative in partnership with 19 security and cloud companies.
Firms including Symantec, Splunk, Okta and Palo Alto Networks will join the Box Trust to enable customers to better protect and manage content in a cloud environment.
Box Trust will create a vetted ecosystem of third-party applications and software that integrate Box APIs to work seamlessly with Box in a secure way.
Box founder and chief executive Aaron Levie wrote in a blog post that security has undergone a "massive transformation" as large businesses migrate from on-premise IT infrastructures to the cloud.
"This rapid transition has introduced many benefits, including mobile productivity, simplified collaboration and efficient communication, but also new challenges around managing and securing information in a perimeter-less business environment," he said.
"We're building a security model with a thriving ecosystem of partners to provide all new tools and services that secure content in the enterprise."
Levie claimed that the partnership will help data to move securely between organisations, people and mobile devices.
"Together, the future is about making security usable, offering enterprises better data and visibility into the use of cloud services, and protecting the unpredictable and near-infinite access that we've come to expect from modern tools," he said.
Chandra Rangan, vice president of product marketing at Symantec, echoed Leive's views.
"With data in the cloud quickly becoming ubiquitous, we share a common mission and responsibility to make access, sharing and collaboration within and across organisations safe and secure," he said.
Levie also explained how major enterprises such as GE, Toyota and DreamWorks require security services that enable content to be shared on cloud services and mobile devices.
Box also revealed Box for Enterprise Mobility Management, a secure application to deliver Box cloud services for mobile devices.
The Box initiative appears to follow the announcement by Dropbox to open its API to enable developers to integrate the security-oriented features of Dropbox for Business into applications.
Box appears to be putting a heavy emphasis on security for its cloud platform, having recently hired ex-Symantec chief executive Enrique Salem as a special security adviser.
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