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Dropbox security

Dropbox provides the control and visibility features that IT admins need. Behind the scenes is a secure, sophisticated infrastructure built to protect your data while being transferred, stored, and processed. Our information security management framework is designed to assess risks and build a culture of security at Dropbox.

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Architecture overview

Dropbox is designed with multiple layers of protection, including secure data transfer, encryption, network configuration, and application-level controls distributed across a scalable, secure infrastructure. Distributing your encrypted files logically and spreading other data across multiple services not only makes syncing faster and more reliable, but also enhances security.

Control and visibility

We’ve developed tools that empower administrators to customize Dropbox Business to their organization’s particular needs. The admin console empowers administrators with control and visibility features, and provides tools for users to protect their accounts across various user interfaces. The Dropbox Business API also allows for partner product integrations with core IT processes.

Information security

We’re always assessing risks and improving the security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our systems. We regularly review and update security policies; provide our employees with security training; perform application and network security testing (including penetration testing); conduct risk assessments; and monitor compliance with security policies.

Learn more in our Dropbox Business security whitepaper