Dropbox Business Security Overview

Keeping your data secure is our top priority. Make it yours, too.

Key points:

  • Think about your team's security from the start
  • Use Dropbox with existing or custom security tools
  • Educate your team about security best practices
  • Learn more about how we protect your information

Think about your team's security from the start

Help protect your accounts by following these three simple guidelines as soon as you deploy Dropbox Business:

  • Require your team to enable two-step verification.
  • Customize settings for shared folders and links. Team-wide settings include prohibiting users from sharing with people outside of your team and prohibiting users from joining shared folders outside your team.
  • Review activity logs regularly. You can access these manually from the Admin Console or take advantage of automated log analysis with industry-leading SIEM apps including Splunk and GAT+Geo.

Use Dropbox with existing or custom security tools

We've partnered with industry-leading solution providers to support a wide range of IT processes and satisfy industry compliance standards, including:

  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): Allows Dropbox Business admins to oversee and manage employee activity, and access sensitive data through the admin page.
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Protects sensitive data like PII and PCI stored in Dropbox Business accounts.
  • eDiscovery and legal hold: Enables secure search and the ability to collect and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) in Dropbox Business accounts.
  • Digital Rights Management: Provides third-party encryption for company data stored in Dropbox Business accounts.
  • Data migration and on-premises backup: Assists in transferring large amounts of data between locations and securing sensitive information with on-site data backup.
  • Identity management: Allows companies to keep their Dropbox Business team authenticated with an external identity provider like Active Directory.

If you're looking to customize your workflows further, your team can use our Dropbox Business API to build in-house apps that integrate Dropbox into your business processes. Read more about our partners on the Apps and integrations page or check out our Developers page for more details about building your own custom applications.

Educate your team about security best practices

We recommend encouraging your team members to follow security best practices like:

  • Choosing a strong password and never repeating passwords across different accounts.
  • Putting a passcode on their mobile devices.
  • Enabling two-step verification to add an extra layer of security when signing in.
  • Remote wiping devices if they're ever lost or stolen.

Learn more about how we protect your information

Want to find out more? Check out the following Dropbox Business security resources:

  • Visit our Trust page to get the latest information about all things related to Dropbox Business security.
  • Dropbox Business Security: A detailed whitepaper outlining all the ways we help keep your data secure, from distributed back-end infrastructure to customizable settings for both admins and end users.

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