Dropbox Launches New API For Businesses

Chris CrumDeveloper, Technology

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Dropbox announced a new API for businesses, which will enable them to integrate the Dropbox Platform into their own IT processes.

"Already 100,000 companies rely on Dropbox for Business to securely store and share even their most important company information, including major organizations like Hyatt, News Corp, and MIT," says Dropbox's Ilya Fushman. "Many of them also use the Dropbox Platform — which offers integrations with more than 300,000 apps — to support custom workflows."

"The API builds on the power of the Dropbox Platform by giving developers access to the team-level functionality of Dropbox for Business, empowering admins to deploy and manage business-critical applications for their team," Fushman adds. "It’s especially useful for enterprise customers, as Dropbox for Business now fits even more seamlessly into their existing third-party solutions."

The company announced a bunch of launch partners, which have integrations that enable companies to do a lot of things. These include: Guidance and Nuix for eDiscovery and legal hold; Splunk, Domo, and General Audit Tool for security information and event management (SIEM) and analytics; CirroSecure, CloudLock, Elastica, Netskope, and Skyhigh Networks for Data loss prevention (DLP); Dell Data Protection, nCrypted Cloud, and Sookasa for Digital rights management (DRM); Centrify, Meldium, Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, and Ping Identity for Identity management & single sign-on (SSO); Mover and SkySync for data migration and on-premises backup; and others. More details on these here.

More on implementing the API can be found here. Dropbox also has a webinar scheduled for later this month, which will take a dive into what you can do with it.

Last week saw the integration of DropBox into MIcrosoft Office applications.

Image via Dropbox

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