New admin tools simplify team management and protect company data

Update (August 23, 2017): The new admin console is now generally available and password control is available through our early access program.

Over 200,000 Dropbox Business customers rely on us to store their critical data. As teams increasingly work remotely and across devices, maintaining control over who has access to your company data becomes more important. So today, we’re announcing new tools as part of our AdminX initiative, which applies our user-first design approach to the admin experience. These tools provide you with stronger user controls and greater visibility into Dropbox usage.

The new admin console: Redesigned to simplify team management

Managing growing teams across a range of different services can quickly become complex and time consuming. But the tools you use don’t have to be complicated. The redesigned admin console brings the simplicity of our new user experience to the way you manage your team. It’s robust enough for CIOs and easy enough for team managers. So you can spend less time learning new tools, and more time helping your team. To opt in to the new admin console, visit the early access page today.

Sceenshot of Member's Page in the Dropbox Admin Console

Web session control: Safeguarding access to company data

Dropbox gives your team the freedom to access your data from any browser, without a VPN. But that freedom can also bring risks. So we’ve developed web session control to help admins ensure sensitive company information being accessed on stays in the right hands. It lets you manage the amount of time your members can stay signed in to Starting today, it’s available for Dropbox Business customers with Advanced, Enterprise, and Education plans.

Screenshot of Web Session Control in Dropbox

Password control: Protecting company data

Weak passwords are the most common way for a user’s account to become compromised. To help prevent this problem, we’ve created a custom-built password strength estimator that compares passwords against a database of words, names, and patterns. This lets you set parameters to help prevent your team from using passwords that can be easily guessed. Password control will be available soon in early access.

Screenshot of Password Control in Dropbox

Subdomain verification: Increasing flexibility for large-scale deployments

For many companies, subdomains provide a way to keep large business units organized. In response to customer requests, we’re introducing a feature that enables you to selectively fold existing accounts into the corporate domain. This provides more granular control over which subdomains receive access to the company Dropbox account. Subdomain verification is now generally available for Dropbox Business customers with Advanced, Enterprise, and Education plans.

Screenshot of Subdomain Verification in Dropbox

These new features are part of our ongoing effort to empower admins and help teams work more efficiently. To start taking advantage of these new tools, visit the admin console today.