After rumours were circulating earlier this week regards the imminent release of the Dropbox API for businesses. Today Dropbox has officially announced the availability of the business Dropbox API.
Then newly available Dropbox API allows developers to extend and enhance the features of the Dropbox platform to help their in-house systems integrate more fully with the Dropbox for Business service.
The availability of the Dropbox API will now enable the 100,000 companies that currently use Dropbox for Business to integrate the cloud storage service more closely into their IT processes. Dropbox explains a little more about the new API and what it can offer businesses who use their cloud storage platform.
– eDiscovery & legal hold: Integrations with services like Guidance and Nuix enable secure search, as well as the ability to collect and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) in Dropbox for Business accounts — making it possible for admins to easily respond to litigation, arbitration, and regulatory investigations.
– Security information and event management (SIEM) and analytics: With integrations like Splunk, Domo, and General Audit Tool, it’s easy for Dropbox for Business admins to oversee employee activity and manage sensitive data, so IT can have even more visibility and control.
– Data loss prevention (DLP): Integrations with services like CirroSecure, CloudLock, Elastica, Netskope, and Skyhigh Networks provide enterprise-class DLP, auditing and compliance functionality, and easy management of sensitive data stored in Dropbox for Business.
– Digital rights management (DRM): With partnerships like Dell Data Protection, nCrypted Cloud, and Sookasa, companies in highly regulated industries can add additional client-side encryption and decryption for company data stored in Dropbox for Business accounts.
– Identity management & single sign-on (SSO): External identity providers like Active Directory keep Dropbox for Business teams authenticated in a scalable way. Integrations are available through solutions like Centrify, Meldium, Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, and Ping Identity.
– Data migration and on-premises backup: Easily transfer large amounts of data between locations and secure sensitive information with on-site data backup from services like Mover and SkySync.
– Custom workflows enhanced by Dropbox: We provide the tools to build in-house apps that integrate Dropbox into your business processes. Several Dropbox for Business customers are already leveraging the Dropbox Platform to enhance their internal workflows, and services like IBM WebSphere Cast Iron make it even easier to drag and drop connections to dozens of other enterprise systems.
For more information on the new Dropbox API jump over to the Dropbox Blog website for details via the link below.
Source: DB Blog