Box launches France Zone, expanding the Box Zones offering to address data storage, privacy and security concerns

France Zone gives customers more control over their data through primary and secondary data centers in France

Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX), the content cloud leader, today announced a new France zone that will allow organizations to securely store their content in France with a primary data center in Paris and a secondary data center in Marseilles. The addition of the France zone expands the global network of Box Zones flagship offering to nine zone locations, aimed at providing flexibility for large-scale regional storage. With Zone France, French companies and multinational organizations operating in France will benefit from an unparalleled level of frictionless security, increased visibility and meticulous data protection control.

“The hybrid workforce and dynamic compliance landscape have reshaped the way organizations approach data privacy. According to Gartner, more than 60 jurisdictions around the world have adopted or proposed postmodern privacy and data protection laws,” said Sébastien Marotte, President EMEA at Box. “Securing our customers’ content is our top priority, and we are committed to meeting their data protection needs and helping them navigate this increasingly complex regulatory environment. The France zone will give our customers operating in France more control over their data, adding an additional layer to Box’s strong enterprise security and compliance capabilities.

Box Zones ensures that businesses, including those in the most regulated industries, can store their data in the region(s) of their choice without sacrificing usability. Worldwide use of Box Zones has more than doubled in the past year. The addition of the France zone will help customers comply with data residency requirements by allowing them to keep content encrypted and at rest in France, with upload and download processing in the region. Box defines data residency as the location customers choose to store their content to meet storage requirements.

“Box’s relationship with our customers in France is critical to our growth strategy in Europe, and the France Zone is specifically aimed at better serving these customers,” said Rodolphe Barnault, Regional Vice President Southern Europe at Box. “We are focused on investing in France, and in particular on feeding large sectors of the French economy, including industry leaders in energy, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and transport, among others.”

“We use Box Zones to ensure that we keep our data in Europe, which was a determining factor in choosing Box,” said Thomas Cartereau, Chief Information Officer at SMEG. “We are delighted with the launch of the France Zone, as it will give us even more control over the location of our data. It’s great to see Box’s continued commitment to data protection and privacy, and we look forward to our continued partnership.

New France Zone joins global network of Box Zones including Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, UK and USA, with secondary storage location options in Singapore and Ireland . Multi-zones, announced in 2018, extended the ability to seamlessly collaborate between zones, all from a single Box instance. Box Zones customers can add up to seven zones at no additional cost, easily change assigned zones, and gain global content storage visibility with real-time reporting.

Box is committed to providing products and services with industry-leading privacy, security, and compliance. In addition to Box Zones, Box KeySafe allows organizations to independently manage their encryption keys, and Box Governance allows customers to streamline the lifecycle management of their content with flexible retention schedules, preservation for defensible discovery, and disposal management. With EU and UK Binding Corporate Rules (BCR), Cloud Computing Compliance Control Catalog (C5), PCI-DSS, among others, Box has been assessed to ensure that data is managed in a way that meets business, security and regulatory needs. Visit the Box Trust Center to learn more about Box’s privacy, security, and compliance certifications, including ISO 27001, ISO27018, ISO27017, C5, TCDP, FedRAMP Moderate, HIPAA/HITECH Act, SOC 1, 2, and 3.

Price and availability

Zone France is available today as part of the Box Zones offer. It is available in stand-alone, single-zone, or multi-zone configuration where customers can select seven regions with one to nine primary and secondary zones. For more information on Box Zones, including the France Zone, visit box.com/zones.

About the box

Box (NYSE: BOX) is the leader in the content cloud, a single platform that enables organizations to manage the entire content lifecycle, work securely from anywhere, and integrate to the best apps. Founded in 2005, Box simplifies the work of leading global organizations including AstraZeneca, JLL and Nationwide. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, California, and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit box.com to learn more and box.org to learn more about how Box empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

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