Collaboration in the cloud is great, but what if your company has strict security, privacy or compliance regulations? For that market, cloud collaboration provider Teambox is releasing its Teambox On-Premise. 

The company has created an on-site version of its cloud-based solution specifically for organizations that have to abide by strict regulatory compliance, as healthcare providers have to do with HIPAA and financial institutions with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Enterprise Collaboration Behind the Firewall

Teambox says its offering is the “only lightweight enterprise collaboration solution customers can host from behind their own firewall,” providing complete control over data and infrastructure. Functions include conversations, tasks, notes, calendar, group chat and Gantt charts.

So that companies can rest assured, Teambox says its new solution is designed to be installed as a virtual machine within the firewall, meets internal security and compliance mandates, adheres to data privacy and retention policies, and ensures control over service level agreements.

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Teambox On-Premise Manager

Founded in Barcelona, Spain in 2009, the company retains a development team there and has its U.S. headquarters in Redwood City, California. Teambox says its general revenues grew by 400 percent last year, it currently has more than 2100 paying customers for its cloud version, and its on-premises customers are “in the double digits.”

CEO Dan Schoenbaum told CMSWire that Teambox is “a collection of lightweight apps,” compared to a heavy-duty solution like the SharePoint platform and point providers such as Yammer or Asana.

Square Inspiration

“We’re a cloud company, and we believe in the cloud,” he said, “but we’re finding there are certain verticals that are highly regulated” and need another solution. Schoenbaum said “it doesn’t matter how secure the cloud is,” or if all data is encrypted as in their platform, if HIPAA says you can’t share via the cloud.

Their work for financial transaction company Square “inspired the idea,” Schoenbaum said. He added that half of their business is outside the U.S., where companies often face heavier regulation, such as the European Union’s data privacy rules.

While the on-premises solution is entirely within a firewall, Teambox will provide for remote access via mobile if a client wants that. The on-premises functionality is the same as the cloud version, except that integration with Dropbox and Box is available in the cloud. The local version has its own storage, and the company is working on providing an optional integration with Box.