Security is a top priority for most businesses, and not without good reason. In 2017, there were approximately 16.7 million victims of identity fraud – a record high year-on-year. According to Trustwave, attackers today are primarily targeted by phishing and social engineering.
Dropbox meets the cybersecurity needs of more than 300,000 teams using Dropbox Business. The San Francisco-based company announced this week a security-focused collaboration with Google Cloud Identity and enhanced partnerships with BetterCloud, Proofpoint, Coronet and Sailpoint, all with integrations that enhance Dropbox Business management capabilities.
"Business Collaboration today happens everywhere, inside and outside the office and on multiple devices," said Dropbox. "The management and visibility tools provided by each of these partners complement the native Dropbox Business security features designed to support the smallest company in the largest Fortune 500 company."
Each of its partners brings with it: [1
All five are expected to be available by the end of the year.
These new partnering abilities enable administrators to more easily control identity access, control data, manage devices, and monitor security processes as employees and teams use Dropbox. "
Today's announcement comes days after the launch of Extensions, a new product Dropbox feature that allows users to work with third-party applications and tools directly in the cloud storage service web environment. Apps from Adobe, Nitro, Vimeo, HelloFax, DocuSign, AirSlate, HelloSign, Pixlr, and SmallPDF allow users to perform tasks such as: For example, share PDF or Word documents externally, edit a photo, or request an eSignature – all without leaving Dropbox.  They are the latest in a number of third-party partnerships and integrations that the company had recently announced.
In March, the connection to Salesforce was made so that customers can share files stored in Dropbox with the Salesforce quip document processing service and create customized Dropbox external folders. In the same month, we partnered with Google G Suite to allow users to save, share, and view documents, sheets, and slides within Gmail, Hangouts Chat, and the Dropbox ecosystem to make files easier to share and preview can be displayed.
Both followed similar agreements with Box and Microsoft's Office 365.
In related news, Dropbox increased storage for its paid levels by 1 terabyte in July (at no extra charge). Dropbox Professional users ranged from 1TB to 2TB, and Dropbox Business users increased from 2TB to 3TB.
Dropbox business plans start at $ 12.50 per user per month. Unlimited storage costs $ 20 per user per month.