If you’ve ever been in a situation in work that any form of removable media is prohibited under policies and governance, you will have likely availed of a service like Dropbox or SkyDrive to access files or folders.
Even these services come with their caveats and are frowned upon in the business world, mainly due to security reasons. But Dropbox for Business addresses security concerns, and more, with features in place that will allay the fears of the corporate security teams who have been asked about the product.
Features such as AES-256 encryption, SSL connectivity and two-factor authentication all help to provide a safe, cloud based, sharing environment for the business.
By their own admission, Dropbox didn’t feel the Dropbox for Teams name matched their ambitions for the product, so a rename to Dropbox for Business and with soon-to-be-added features such as Single Sign-On and the San Francisco based company are ready for the Enterprise world in a much more formal capacity.
With SkyDrive and Google Drive as competitors in the home, Dropbox will have to compete with major Enterprise players and solutions like ShareFile from Citrix. But for a small startup by two MIT students, growing a product to over a 100 million strong user base is no mean feat. And as long as the security and functionality is in place to allow businesses to share data safely and securely, there is no reason why Dropbox’s momentum can’t carry on into the business world in an official capacity.
Source: Dropbox Blog | Image courtesy of ZDNet