IT priorities — whether it’s empowering users or protecting company data — are at the top of our list. Our goal is to make Dropbox for Business the best place to get work done, and that includes giving IT the administrative controls and deployment capabilities they need. Today, we’re excited to share some updates in three areas close to the hearts of IT teams: administration, security, and integration.
Effectively managing ever-larger deployments is critical for IT admins. We’re making this easier with two new features that improve administration. With tiered admin roles, day-to-day responsibilities can be delegated by assigning one of three distinct roles to each admin. We’re also introducing an enterprise installer that lets admins automate the deployment of Dropbox for Business remotely to any Windows desktop machine.
Security is always top of mind for us and our customers. Two of our newest additions continue to put the security of your company’s data at the forefront. Our recent ISO 27018 certification makes us one of the first cloud service providers to achieve the emerging global standard for user privacy and data protection. And admins can now more easily require two-step verification to better protect account access.
To integrate Dropbox with your existing systems even further, we’re extending the Dropbox for Business API with new capabilities for shared folders. Several industry-leading data migration and DLP providers — including Adallom, CloudLock, Elastica, Mover, Netskope, and SkySync — have begun building integrations to help admins take advantage of this new functionality. “As organizations continue migrating to cloud apps like Dropbox to enable greater employee agility and productivity, IT needs to have visibility and control over content stored in the cloud to ensure the security of sensitive business data,” said Rick Holden, VP of business development and alliances, Netskope. “The new Dropbox shared folder API allows us to better integrate our two services, giving IT peace of mind and affording employees greater flexibility in how they do their jobs.”
We’re also integrating Dropbox for Business with Active Directory, the identity management service of choice for millions of companies. Our new Active Directory connector, now being released in beta to select customers, will help simplify provisioning and accelerate deployment.
You can get an in-depth look at these new features in a live webinar on Thursday, June 18 at 11:00 am PT (2:00 pm ET). We’ll explore how Dropbox for Business is committed to meeting IT’s needs, and how your team can benefit from our latest enhancements. We look forward to seeing you there.