Box.net Launches BoxEDU Program: BoxEDU Provides Online Storage and Collaboration Tools to Students, Professors, Faculty Members

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Box.net today announced the launch of BoxEDU for students and educators. BoxEDU gives faculty and students alike tools to store and manage content online, providing an easy-to-use solution for accessing and collaborating on files securely and effectively.

Through BoxEDU, we give students and educators a free way to share, collaborate and protect their files online

As a result of the significant increase in demand from academia, Box.net today announced the launch of BoxEDU for students and educators. BoxEDU gives faculty and students alike tools to store and manage content online, providing an easy-to-use solution for accessing and collaborating on files securely and effectively.

Students, professors and educators with a valid .edu email address can get a free 1GB BoxEDU account at http://www.box.net/edu. As an introductory incentive, people who sign up for a BoxEDU account by October 15, 2008 will be upgraded to a free Plus 2GB account (a $25 value).

BoxEDU was designed to meet the particular demands of academic organizations and to give students and educators a secure solution to share, manage and collaborate on the high volume of data inherent to this community, without the risk of losing data. Intuitive and easy-to-use, BoxEDU has powerful capabilities that can be used to:

  •     Access important files from any location - classroom, office, library or home - no software to download
  •     Share any file or folder with anyone - simply by sending a link
  •     Organize and collaborate on class projects, research documents or study guides
  •     Distribute and collect assignments online in a central location
  •     Read, grade and comment on papers - right in your Internet browser

"Through BoxEDU, we give students and educators a free way to share, collaborate and protect their files online," said Aaron Levie, CEO, Box.net. "Tens of thousands of university students and professors are currently using Box to improve their educational experience with regard to their most important asset--their work product."

More information about BoxEDU can be found at http://www.box.net/edu.

About Box.net, Inc.
Founded in March 2005, Box.net is a leading provider of tools for managing and sharing data online. The service enables users to share, access, and collaborate on files of any type from anywhere. With nearly 2 million users, over 1 million files served every day, and more than 1000 developers in the Box Enabled Network, Box.net is the first web-native system for access and collaboration allowing for a broad array of functionality. The service is used by individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies.

Box.net was the first internet storage provider to launch an open API in late 2005. In December 2007, the company launched its OpenBox platform, which connects data from Box.net to other web-based applications and services (like Zoho, Picnik and eFax), giving users the power to do more with their data. The open platform permits companies and developers to integrate their applications and services on the Box.net website. Box.net is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, and is backed by venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.

For more information, contact:
Michele Wyman
Box.net
650.324.1991
michele @ box.net

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