UnpublishDROPBOX has announced a number of new features for business customers as the firm continues to fend off competition in the crowded cloud storage, collaboration and productivity marketplace.
Dropbox for Business has added two-step verification for enhanced security. Administrators can add this at a policy level so that users have only to enter a six-digit code sent as a text message to an approved mobile device.
Alternatively, the Dropbox for Business API allows admins to incorporate their own security measures. The API has also been extended with new features to better exploit shared folders.
Existing packages including Adallom, Cloudlock, Elastica, Mover, Netskope and SkySync have already begun integration, with more on the way.
Also new is a remote installer that makes it a cinch to roll out Dropbox on remote machines.
Commenting from the UK, where Dropbox has its first non-US office, country manager Mark van der Linden said: "This is a major milestone for Dropbox for Business - 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 innovating at a rapid pace because we’re committed to boosting productivity and collaboration for the UK’s businesses."
Additionally, the new features include support for Microsoft Active Directory, making it easier to integrate with existing Microsoft domain systems, and tiered admin roles so that companies can have multiple administrative roles with varying degrees of power. A sort of 'assistant to the regional manager' option, if you will.
Billed as the "most requested" service from existing customers, Groups allows Dropbox for Business to be split into smaller container groups, giving more granular control over access for individuals within the framework. µ
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