Box adds new integrations with Microsoft, Slack, steps up security

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Box on Wednesday announced new, major integrations with Microsoft and Slack, as well as a series of product updates that include new, AI-driven malware protection. Box rolled out the updates during its annual BoxWorks conference, following a turbulent year that has ramped up expectations for cloud-based content management and collaboration. 

“This past year and a half, everything we’ve been doing has been consistent with our long-term vision,” Box CEO Aaron Levie said to ZDNet. “But the rate of change and number of things we’re doing vastly exceeds what we would’ve imagined.” 

For instance, Levie said, strong customer demand drove Box’s entry into the e-signature market — something he didn’t necessarily foresee happening a few years ago, he said. “But because of Covid, everyone’s moving to digital workflows, and we’re now entering a multi-billion dollar category.”

After acquiring SignRequest for $55 million in February, Box released its native e-signature feature, Box Sign, to a subset of users in July. This week,

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