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.

A single lock that is securely locked into place.

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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Experience greater productivity and more information security

Overhauling the service call process

See how a construction company used Dropbox to save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for an ROI of 300%.

Sharing projects across devices and platforms

Explore how a Sydney marketing company used Dropbox to accelerate their design pace.

Encouraging academic collaboration

Learn how a university used Dropbox to collaborate on research, and record and save lectures in Dropbox shared folders.