Technology company Cisco will be integrating its video conferencing platform Webex with content cloud provider Box to make it easy for customers to access messages and other services.
The integration will enable customers to connect their Box folder within Webex messaging and any messages shared within the video conferencing app will be securely added to the folder. Users should also expect to see Webex as a “Recommended App” within Box and view Webex App Activity in Box Preview.
The Box Content Cloud gives enterprises one secure platform for managing the entire content journey while Webex provides cloud-based collaboration solutions for video meetings, calling, messaging, events, and customer experience solutions like contact centers and purpose-built collaboration devices.
“As more organizations move to hybrid modes of working, we want to make the experience of working together 10X better with Webex,” said Jeetu Patel, SVP and general manager of Security and Collaboration at Cisco. “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.”
This new integration is expected to be available later this year.
With the objective of simplifying the process and boosting employee productivity, the integration will allow users to start or schedule a Webex meeting and share content within a Webex space without having to leave Box. This minimizes the use of different apps enabling a more secure environment as well as boosting productivity because users don’t have to switch apps every time.
“Going deeper with Webex helps employees seamlessly collaborate internally and with customers and partners from anywhere and on any device,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “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.”
Also, Box’s enterprise-grade security and compliance is applied to all Box content, even when it is surfaced in Webex and other third-party apps.