Cloud security provider Sookasa has integrated its technology with the Box file sync and share platform to protect the service with real-time activity monitoring to better protect against security threats.
As part of the collaboration between the two companies, Sookasa also unveiled Box Audit, new technology that analyzes user activity on the Box platform to help IT administrators mitigate security risks, the company said in a press release.
Sookasa is an API-based cloud access security broker that simplifies SaaS security with a suite of products for detecting potential data breach risks, protecting critical information and enforcing security policies.
“We’re thrilled to debut our integration with Box,” said Asaf Cidon, CEO and co-founder of Sookasa, in the release. “As more and more businesses turn to Box to replace their content management systems, we're happy to be able to provide the visibility enterprises need to do their work most effectively and securely.”
Indeed, Box is a growing file sync and share platform for the enterprise, with 41 million registered users across 54,000 business customers and growing, the company said.
Sookasa’s integration with Box isn’t its first effort to provide security for cloud-based systems. The company’s technology also protects solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive.
In all of its partnerships, the cloud platform providers—ie, Box, Google and Dropbox—provide enterprise-grade security for content at rest on their servers.
However, because these protections are not in effect when files are shared, synced, or stored on devices, the files remain vulnerable to data breaches. Using Sookasa, then, to monitor activity is a key step to extending protection beyond the platform and making sure users are syncing and storing files safely, the company said.
Box Audit, built on Box’s API, enables team administrators to monitor real-time activity across team accounts, audit what files are being shared within Box and when, assess data usage analytics, and detect and protect sensitive data stored on the cloud, Sookasa’s Cidon said.
Box Audit currently works with Sookasa’s encryption products; however, Sookasa also plans to roll out separate encryption for Box in the coming months. This will keep files shared within Box secure even when synced to mobile devices, he said.
“Enhancing Box’s security with our Audit solution enables enterprises to get the most out of the Box platform,” Cidon said. “Box is well known for its enterprise-grade security features, and our solutions are designed to provide greater visibility against threats across SaaS solutions, even when data is moved out of the Box platform.”