LOS ALTOS, CA and PARIS--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - Box, Inc., the rapidly growing cloud computing company, announced its further expansion into France with new hires and continued customer growth. Today, at Box World Tour Paris, Box's French customer conference, the company met with its French customers to discuss cloud adoption, security and its plans to continue to hire locally in Paris. Box has doubled customer growth in Europe less than a year after opening its London office in June 2012.
"French businesses are primed to transition from traditional legacy IT solutions to more user-friendly, flexible and scalable cloud platforms," said David Quantrell, general manager of EMEA for Box. "Increasingly, a company's ability to facilitate collaboration, while securely managing information, is critical to their competitiveness. By moving their content to the cloud with Box, IT professionals are dramatically increasing their companies' productivity without sacrificing enterprise-grade security."
Box makes it easy for more than 150,000 businesses and fifteen million users around the world to securely manage and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device. The company has rapidly grown its European team to over fifty employees with plans to double that number by the end of 2013. Today, the company announced that it has begun to hire local leaders in Paris to serve its growing customer base in France, which includes leading companies such as Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, and eSourcing Partners, the eSCM specialists that help manage customer-supplier relationships.
Platform and Product Investments in Europe
In addition to its customer conference, Box is also hosting a developer day with entrepreneurs, startups and engineers in Paris. During the event, local developers will meet with the Box team to discuss how mobile tablets have impacted the way we work and created massive opportunities for enterprise application development. In addition, Martin Destagnol, founder of Folders recently acquired by Box, will be joining Box on stage to discuss the acquisition and his plans for rounding out Box's mobile offerings.
Today, more than 18,000 third-party developers are building custom applications integrated with the Box platform, giving them enterprise-grade storage, security and collaboration features on a global scale. In the past year alone, Box has more than doubled the amount of apps available to its 15 million users in the Box app store and ended the year with more than 300 Box OneCloud applications across iOS and Android.
Box has continually invested in its global technology infrastructure and security features to support companies across the globe. To that extent, Box recently became certified under ISO 27001, the international standard for information security management systems (ISMS). This certification demonstrates its commitment not only to the security and control of its customers' data. Box has also received certification for SOC-1/SSAE16 Type II, SOC-2 Type II report and announced support for HIPAA compliance.
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Today, more than 15 million people and 150,000 businesses worldwide use Box. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is privately held and backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.