If there was any doubt that Box.net has become a solid enterprise cloud provider, today's announcement of various security features, coupled with a boost to unlimited storage for all of its Enterprise accounts, should dispel them. Starting today, all Box Enterprise accounts will have unlimited storage for unlimited number of users. The Box Business accounts will double in size to a 1TB limit.
Box will also work with Intel's Expressway Cloud Access 360 single sign-on service for better user authentication, provisioning and policy management of their accounts. This integration will also provide two-factor authentication with one-time passwords before a user can login to their Box account. Box will also sync with Active Directory so that groups and users can be automatically populated inside the Box account. This makes it easier on admins as well as makes the Box system more secure: admins can eliminate terminated users' accounts quickly.
But wait, there is more. Two other security features will be rolled out in the next week that include smart shared links and improved trusted access. The former makes it easier to limit access to who can view a file to users inside a company domain, giving it more granularity (something that Box' competitors have had already). The latter expands trusted access to track logins from mobile devices and custom apps that are connecting via the Box API. IT admins can limit the number of devices that an employee can access from the same ID.
Above is a screenshot of the expanded access roles available in the updated version.