Dropbox goes after the enterprise: reveals new Dropbox for Business API

4 Dec 2014

Dropbox’s push into the enterprise has been boosted by the launch of the new Dropbox for Business API, which features integrations with 20 top platforms, including IBM WebSphere and Microsoft Azure.

The new API is available to more than 100,000 businesses to enable them to utilise Dropbox flexibly but at the same time meet complex IT needs around advanced security and compliance.

It launches with more than 20 integrations from enterprise solutions including Splunk, Guidance Software, Dell Data Protection, Microsoft Azure Active Directory and IBM WebSphere Cast Iron.

Dropbox has more than 300m users and Dropbox for Business has grown to 100,000 customers in less than two years, including Hearst, Hyatt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Geographic, News Corp, Spotify and Under Armour.

300,000 apps already integrate with Dropbox

In addition, more than 300,000 applications and services already integrate with Dropbox, including solutions such as Microsoft Office, Salesforce and DocuSign that help people collaborate and work more productively.

Key attributes of the new API include e-discovery and legal hold, data loss prevention, security information and event management analytics, digital rights management, identity management and single sign-on, data migration and on-premise back-up and custom work flows.

“Dropbox is currently leading the pack of file sync and share vendors by a considerable margin, taking 44pc of the current market share in our October market survey,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, research director at 451 Research. “The new API is a good step for Dropbox’s continued move into the enterprise, as it facilitates broader integrations with important business processes.”

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years