With Dropbox’s December 3rd announcement of the new Dropbox for Business API, one of the leading collaboration platforms has laid out the welcome mat for third-party developers, enabling new levels of capability for enterprise users along the way.
In short, Dropbox is poised to accelerate enterprise adoption of the file sync and share platform, highlighting integration with core IT functionality, including SIEM and Analytics, eDiscovery, Data Migration and On-Premises Backup, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and more.
Here’s a rundown on some of the most interesting functionality third-party vendors are offering via the Dropbox for Business API.
- Security operations staff can now take advantage of SIEM and Analytics integration to aggregate data from a number of information sources, including Dropbox, and look at organizational security through a wider contextual lens.
- Corporate legal teams will enjoy Dropbox-integrated eDiscovery tools, allowing the discovery and storage of digital information for litigation and regulatory investigations when necessary.
- Data Migration and On-Premises Backup capabilities will improve the lives of IT staff, allowing high volume transfers of data between locations with ease as well as on-site data backup.
- A whole host of folks will sleep better, knowing Dropbox is ready for integration with Data Loss Prevention solutions to protect sensitive data through monitoring capabilities, enabling compliance and a high level of information security integrity.
Whether organizations are looking to replace on-premises file servers or better equip users with a familiar and intuitive collaboration platform (and reap the productivity benefits), Dropbox is undoubtedly an appealing offering. And with countless businesses already using Dropbox, organizations should feel comfortable diving right in.
For the cloud-hungry among us, the thought of rolling out Dropbox in the enterprise is like a cool drink on a hot day. But, the usual suspects of security concerns sprout up – and DropBox is ready for them.
If you’re interested in learning more about the new Dropbox for Business API – and how it enables SIEM and analytics, eDiscovery, and DLP solutions – Dropbox is hosting a webinar Thursday December 11 at 11:00AM PST.
For more, be sure to check out our free eBook – Cloud Security: The Dropbox for Business Edition to:
- Understand data security considerations relevant to Dropbox
- Walk away with a series of actionable recommendations to build a cloud security program
- Master security-conscious best practices to share with your users
- Obtain sample cloud data protection policies to ensure strong data security and compliance