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Dropbox Encryption

Dropbox offers a secure and safe platform for your business with modern encryption standards and a unique storage architecture that protects your sensitive data against brute force attacks, ransomware, malware, and data breaches—at all levels.

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Protect sensitive information beyond traditional types of encryption methods

Dropbox is designed with multiple layers of protection, including secure data transfer, modern data encryption standards, encrypted block storage, and application-level controls distributed across a scalable, secure infrastructure.

Data protection

We protect your files in transit between our apps and servers, and at rest.

Files split into discrete blocks

Files are split into discreet, individually encrypted blocks.

Delta sync

Only blocks that have been modified are synced.

Secure your data and protect your privacy with encryption

You own your data, and whether it’s your personal or work information, Dropbox encryption methods will keep it private. We are dedicated to ensuring that your information is always protected, secure, and only used for the purposes described in our privacy policy.

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Prevent unauthorized access

Only the people you want to have access to your data should be able to access it. To that end, we've published clear policies to outline how our encryption works and put in place controls that protect your data and limit the collection, use, and disclosure of your information without your authorization.

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Encryption ensures business data is private

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Keep data private

Find out how to stay in sync, and protect your data using Dropbox.

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See it in action

Take a closer look at how Dropbox makes data security a breeze.

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Increase productivity—and strengthen information security

Preserving innovation—and security

Explore how one science, technology, and engineering firm uses Dropbox to avoid stifling progress.

Making collaboration work on a global scale

Find out how Dropbox helped this media agency work with terabytes of data around the world.

Keeping sensitive information safe

Learn how a non-profit used Dropbox DocSend to share securely with their board and partners.