When certain criteria are met, Box enables prospective Box Shield customers to test Shield capabilities during a 30-day trial (also known as proof of concept, or POC). This topic explains how to use the "Shield Trial Mode" feature, which enables you to test Shield's classification-based security controls in your production environment of Box during a trial without impacting the Box experience for the majority of your managed users.
If you're interested in deploying Shield on a trial basis, please contact your account team to request a Shield trial.
Setting up Shield testing in Trial Mode is done in 4 steps:
- Step 1: Select users for the Shield trial
- Step 2: Create new classification label(s)
- Step 3: Configure Shield Smart Access policies
- Step 4: Apply classifications and test access policy enforcement
Only users within your organization you specifically select to participate in the Shield trial, which you do in Step 1: Select users for the Shield trial, will be able to classify items with the classifications you create for the trial, and only for items the user is a owner of.
Step 1: Select users for the Shield trial
After Box enables your Shield trial, first determine the Box users in your organization who will test Shield's classification-based access controls. This may be a group of individuals in your IT or Security teams, or a small department or functional team in your organization.
Only this group of users will be able to view, apply, or modify new classification labels created for the purposes of the trial. The rest of your managed users, will see no change to their Box experience.
Only the primary admin, not any co-admins, can configure users for Shield trial.
To configure a list of users for Shield trial:
- In the Admin Console's left pane, click Shield.