Dropbox opens up on enterprise cloud strategy with security and integration updates

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Dropbox has announced new features in administration, security and integration in a bid to change the way the cloud storage provider works for business.

The company is introducing tighter account security through two-step verification, tiered administrative controls, as well as an extension to the Dropbox for Business API, with new capabilities for shared folders.

CloudLock, Netskope and SkySync are among the data migration providers who are already beginning to build integrations, alongside Israeli firm Adallom, which recently announced it was looking after the security for Dropbox for Business.

“This is a major milestone for Dropbox for Business,” said UK country manager Mark van der Linden. “We’re making a step change to ensure we help businesses be the best place to get work done. We listened to our customers and we’re delivering the features they need most in the areas of security, administration and integration.”

Dropbox is making a series of plays to beef up its enterprise portfolio in a bid to convince businesses they can safely store their business critical data with the cloud storage provider.

 In May, Dropbox announced it had achieved ISO/IEC 27018 privacy standard certification, running through to September 2017.  Other competitors, such as Box, are still waiting for the go ahead with their FedRAMP certification, despite announcing a big customer win in the form of the US Department of Justice.

Dropbox for Business has over 100,000 global customers, including MIT, News Corp and National Geographic, while the business itself is also expanding; the company has opened up seven new global offices since the beginning of 2014.

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