Cisco has announced a new integration between Webex and Box to make it easier for customers to work in the cloud by enabling users to connect to a Box folder of their choice within Webex messaging and more.
According to the companies, the integration – available May 10 – builds on an existing integration between the two technology providers. IN addition to enabling users to connect to a Box folder of their choice within Webex messaging, any content shared in the space will be securely added to the same Box folder.
And, users will be able to access Webex as a Recommended App within Box and view Webex App Activity in Box Preview, according to the companies.
“We’re focused on helping people achieve more delightful, immersive, and inclusive work experiences whether they are seated across the table or across the screen from their teammates,” said Jeetu Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security and Collaboration at Cisco. “As more organizations move to hybrid modes of working, we want to make the experience of working together 10X better with Webex. Expanding our partnership and integration with Box is critical to this experience, and delivering on our promise to integrate with applications our customers use the most.”
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Cisco as we continue to advance secure work in the Content Cloud,” said Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Box. “Going deeper with Webex helps employees seamlessly collaborate internally and with customers and partners from anywhere and on any device. These new and enhanced integrations will make the Webex experience in Box even more secure and frictionless while ensuring a business’s content and communication doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.”
Being able to connect to a Box folder of the user’s choice within Webex messaging is designed to make it easier for joint customers to access and share Box content in Webex. It allows Webex users and teams to easily collaborate on content.
The integration also brings Box’s enterprise-grade security and compliance tools when it is surfaced in Webex and other third-party apps. That integration is expected to be available later this year.
Webex as a Recommended App in Box Preview – a hybrid work play – will also be available on May 10, and it allows users to start or schedule Webex meetings and share content within a Webex space without leaving Box.
According to Cisco, this integration empowers users to keep better track of content and how it’s being shared and makes it easier for users to work together in the Content Cloud.