Dropbox For Business Launches With Single Sign-On For Improved Security

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Dropbox, the file-sharing service often serving as the poster child for consumer-friendly cloud services with a terrible security reputation commonly used by business users, is continuing a push to become more business-friendly with the addition of a single sign-on capability.

The company is also renaming its Dropbox for Teams SMB cloud storage and file-sharing service as Dropbox for Business.

Dropbox on Wednesday said it is enabling single sign-on via Active Directory or some other central identity provider as a way to provide increased security and management for businesses and their users.


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Anand Subramani, a product manager at Dropbox, wrote in a blog post that single sign-on is one of the features most requested by customers.

The addition of a single sign-on feature comes after a string of moves Dropbox has recently made in order to make its service much more useful for business users.

Last month, for instance, Dropbox expanded the scope of its business from cloud file-sharing and synchronization to email by acquiring Mailbox, an iOS mobile app designed to manage emails on iPhones and iPads.

Dropbox in August implemented a two-factor authentication procedure in response to the theft of hundreds of customer email addresses after an employee's password was stolen, as well as spam caused by thefts of usernames and passwords from other sites that were used to access Dropbox accounts.

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