Cloud computing company Box has revealed ambitious plans to take its storage systems global, after inking a big deal with the U.S. Justice Department.
"We think the governments in the U.S., Europe and Japan are key customers of Box because we can help them stay more innovative and move much more efficiently," Aaron Levie, CEO, co-founder and chairman, told CNBC on Tuesday.
His remarks come after the U.S. Justice Department chose the firm to deliver secure file sharing last month, bringing Box's number of federal government customers to 40. Its total customer base stands at 47,000, which includes half of the Fortune 500.
"There's no organizational environment more bureaucratic than the U.S. government so we're pretty excited that they chose Box for the Justice Department. We think will ripple through the other federal agencies in the U.S."
Cloud computing lets users access the Internet anytime, anywhere thanks to a shared pool of resources suh as networks, servers and applications. But it's been a source of both wonder and suspicion, especially after a raft of recent hacking attacks on large companies left businesses feeling vulnerable.
"There's no platform that can be 100 percent safe. The question is where can you reduce risks the most?" Levie said.