Security & compliance

Protect and govern the flow of information

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Global leaders trust Box with their most sensitive data

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Built for your business needs

When collaborating securely is one of the most important parts of your job, you need security and compliance you can trust. With the Content Cloud, we bring you the very best in security, privacy, and compliance — and it's built right into our DNA. More than 100,000 organizations use Box to secure their most valuable and highly sensitive data, all while reducing financial, legal, and reputational risk. And we're proud to have earned their trust.

Zero-trust security controls

Our zero-trust architecture approach ensures teams can collaborate safely with strong user authentication with SSO and MFA support, device security, and information rights management with vector-based watermarking. You also get seven user-friendly permissioning roles, device trust, and application controls. Box is FIPS 140-2 certified, and even better, every file is encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption at rest and in transit. With Box Keysafe, you maintain complete, independent control of your encryption keys.

Intelligent data leak prevention and threat detection

Box Shield helps you protect the flow of information and reduce content-centric risks with precision — without slowing down work. Use classification-based security controls to automatically prevent data loss, and AI-powered, context-aware alerts to detect potential data theft and malicious content. Enable secure hybrid work from anywhere, anytime, and any device with native tools that help secure content at scale.

Governance, simplified

We make it easy to streamline information governance with flexible retention schedules, preservation for defensible discovery, and disposition management. Get the content lifecycle management your organization needs to reduce risk and stay compliant, while keeping teams productive.

Compliance leaders trust

At Box, we work hard to meet the highest bar possible for data privacy. We're dedicated to earning and keeping our customers' trust — every day. Whether you need to meet specific industry regulations or international privacy standards, the Content Cloud covers all your data compliance and regulatory needs — including GDPR, GxP Validation, HIPAA, ITAR, PCI DSS, ISMAP, FedRAMP, and more. Box Zones allows organizations to address data residency obligations across multiple geographies.

Seamless integrations for better security and compliance

Box’s security and compliance partner ecosystem provides seamless integrations with a select group of best-in-class technology partners. Our partnerships enhance and extend data security and compliance across your existing tool set.

Put data security and compliance first with the Content Cloud

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Zero-trust security

Enterprise-grade controls with identity and access management, secure collaboration, and customer-managed encryption keys

Data leak prevention
Data leak prevention (DLP) and threat detection

Advanced machine learning tools for native DLP and cyber threat detection

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Content lifecycle management

Built-in information governance for data retention, legal holds, and disposition management

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Industry and regulatory compliance

Content compliance in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements

Security features


  • Suspicious user activity alerts
  • Strong user authentication via SSO and MFA
  • Password controls
  • Identity lifecycle management


  • Device trust
  • Device pinning
  • IP allow-list
  • Device security integrations


  • 1,500+ integrations via APIs
  • Permissions sync
  • Granular application scopes
  • Classification-based app controls


  • AES 256-bit encryption
  • FIPS 140-2 certified
  • Vector-based watermarking
  • 7 user-friendly sharing roles
  • Shared link expiration
  • Customer-managed keys
  • Ethical walls/Information barriers


  • Auto-classification of data
  • Classification-based access controls
  • Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) integration
  • Multi-layered malware scanning
  • Ransomware detection


  • Centralized audit logs
  • Historical reporting
  • CASB and SIEM integrations

Learn more about protecting your business content

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