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AT&T, Box Team on Cloud, Mobile Connectivity

Cloud platform Box and AT&T have announced a new partnership through which they will work together to bring highly secure, enterprise-grade cloud and mobility solutions to businesses of all sizes.

The alliance means AT&T business customers will be able to use AT&T NetBond as their highly secure “onramp” to the Box cloud. AT&T NetBond enables customers to connect to cloud services using their AT&T Virtual Private Network (VPN), which the carrier says delivers highly secure connections with high reliability and performance capabilities rather than relying on access to cloud services via the public Internet.

The cloud capabilities announced the companies builds on their work to integrate Box into AT&T Toggle, AT&T’s bring-your-own-device solution. Together, these solutions are designed to provide companies with secure cloud-based collaboration, from virtually any device, and help them be more flexible and efficient.

“Companies want to move their content to the cloud to power increased mobile productivity and collaboration across their businesses,” said Whitney Bouck, SVP of global marketing, Box. “Together, Box and AT&T will deliver a unified solution that makes it incredibly easy for users to access their content from virtually any device and get work done, while giving businesses the enterprise-grade security, reliability and performance they need.”

The companies say that users will be able to easily access and save their business-related content – such as documents, presentations, images and videos – to Box, while keeping it separate from other personal content on the device. AT&T Toggle with Box is targeted for release in early 2015. The new Box–AT&T NetBond solution is expected to be available in the first half of 2015.

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