How to Extend Content Security Beyond Box with Vera

This is the sixth installment in our How-To-Series: an ongoing set of posts full of tips and tricks for getting the most out of Vera. 

Last week at BoxWorks, we announced the Vera for Box integration, which gives businesses the ability to secure, track, and even revoke access to content that leaves the secure Box container. While Box provides enterprise-grade security for content at rest, those protections stop the moment files are shared, emailed, or downloaded from Box. That’s where Vera steps in – protecting your data anywhere it travels, and giving you full visibility into your most sensitive information.

Secure Box files automatically

Our team designed the integration to work hand-in-hand with the Box user experience. In fact, securing content is as easy as uploading a file to a Vera-secured Box folder from Sync, web or mobile. All new files are instantly and automatically protected by Vera, and access rights are inherited directly from Box.  

 
Picture 1. Automatically secure Box files (2) 

Update access rights in real-time

Once files are secured with Vera, collaborators can manage file-level access rights at any time. Perhaps you want to watermark a special file, disable printing, or revoke access completely, but you’ve shared your Box file with an external collaborator. Not a problem. With Vera, you can update access rights to files in real-time through the Vera Dashboard – even after they’re in a recipient’s hands. 

Open the Vera web portal, navigate to Files and find the file you’d like to update. From there, you can select ‘Revoke Access’ to prevent anyone from viewing the file, or you can go much more granular and select specific people or domains you want to block access. Even if Missy has the file open, with the Revoke Access button, Vera will shut down the file and prevent her from seeing anything. Vera provides a recall button that actually works.

Picture 2. Revoke Access
 

Track your Box files, anywhere they go

Finally, Vera for Box provides complete visibility into your content as it travels beyond Box. In the Vera Dashboard, select any secured file, and track who’s opened it, where it’s been accessed, and even the number of unauthorized access attempts. You can also get full audit trails and reporting on all secured content, so you’re always up to date on how your sensitive information is being accessed. 

Picture 3. Vera Dashboard Active Locations
 

Interested in seeing this in action? Join us for the Vera for Box Webinar this Thursday, October 8th at 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST and we’ll show you how to extend content security beyond Box with Vera. 

Written on October 1, 2015
by Grant Shirk
Tags:
  • How To, 
  • Security