Box.net To Partner With Intel

Cloud Storage specialist Box.net is expanding its partnership program to semiconductor giant Intel, in a move that will see Intel facilitate secure access to Box using security credentials handled by Intel's Expressway Cloud Access 360.

System Administrators will be able to automatically create Box accounts, manage existing ones, leverage existing identity databases and enable federated SSO to Box.net.

Box.net customers on ECA360 will also have the option to use a tighter 2-factor authentication process that uses a one-time password on top of the default one.

The company has also introduced a new set of tools that will give IT managers more granular control on who can do what and where, with logins from mobile devices, Box Sync and Box APIs being traceable.

In addition, all Box.net business account customers will also get twice the amount of online storage (up to 1TB) while Enterprise customers will receive unlimited data storage allowance.

The company, which has given 50GB online accounts for free to millions of users on iOS, Sony Ericsson Xperia, Blackberry PlayBook and HP TouchPad devices, says that it is being used by more than 100,000 businesses worldwide, with more than 250,000 new users signing in each month.