January 17, 2017 1:37 AM ET

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Company Overview of Dropbox Inc.

Company Overview

Dropbox Inc. provides cloud-storage and file-sharing services. It offers Dropbox, a service that enables users to edit documents, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere; share photos with friends; and work with team. The company also provides Dropbox for Business that protects user’s work, and lets their team get to their files from any computer, phone, or tablet. Its Dropbox for Business also enables users to share the right files with the right people; and put documents, photos, and other digital products into a central location and work on or share the items from any connected device. The company also offers WPS Office for Android that enables its users with Dropbox a...

185 Berry Street

Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 2007





Key Executives for Dropbox Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of Board of Directors
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Member of Board of Directors
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 47
General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Dropbox Inc. Key Developments

Dropbox Enhances Corporate Data Protection with New Security Controls

Dropbox unveiled new security controls that empower teams to share and collaborate, while helping businesses better protect and manage access to corporate data. The company also announced the expansion of its global infrastructure across Europe, Asia, and North America, improving its sync performance with transfer speeds up to three-times faster than before. Developed as part of the company’s AdminX initiative, the new tools will be generally available starting to Dropbox Business and Enterprise customers via the Dropbox admin console and include: Network control to prevent data leakage: This Dropbox Enterprise feature provides admins with the ability to block the use of unsanctioned, personal Dropbox accounts on their corporate networks, while still allowing access to enterprise accounts. It is interoperable with web gateway vendors, including Barracuda Networks, Netskope, Skyhigh Networks, and Symantec. Subdomain verification to simplify large scale deployments: Available in first quarter of 2017, this new feature will enable admins to selectively deploy Dropbox to specific groups, and easily fold existing accounts into the corporate domain. Device approvals to expand accesswith improved security: Admins can now limit the number of synced devices and tailor the approval process with management settings and a customizable user exception list. Enhanced audit log to streamline reporting and audit activity: Starting in the coming weeks, admins can perform targeted investigations of user activity directly in the Dropbox Business admin console. With new, iterative controls that allow for filtering of over 350 different user activities by member, file name, date and type, admins can easily investigate and resolve incidents. Dropbox Paper, currently in beta, is a smart canvas that helps teams effortlessly create, share and stay on the same page. With today’s announcement, Dropbox Business and Enterprise customers participating in the Paper beta gain access to core AdminX tools that enable them to: Control sharing through a team-only sharing feature, gain visibility into user activity by adding Paper events to the Dropbox audit log and keep company information securewith new Paper features that allow admins to sign in as a user, delete or suspend users, transfer accounts. Dropbox has extended its network infrastructure to accelerate the connection process —increasing sync performance speeds up to three-fold. As part of this buildout, Dropbox now has infrastructure in 11 regional points of presence, including California, Washington, Texas, Virginia, New York, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The company has also implemented an open-peering policy, at no cost to partners or customers, that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) worldwide to connect to its network to improve reliability and performance. More than 400 ISPs are participating in the program globally, including BT in England, Hetzner Online in Germany and Vocus Communications in New Zealand, through their Orcon, Slingshot and Flip brands.

Skyhigh Partners with Dropbox to Enforce Security Policies and Prevent Data Loss

Skyhigh Networks announced it is partnering with Dropbox on the release of its Network Control capability, which enables companies to restrict the use of personal Dropbox accounts on the corporate network. The use of sanctioned Dropbox Enterprise accounts enables Skyhigh to provide complete visibility and control over data and user activity within Dropbox, thus ensuring collaboration, while meeting compliance and security requirements.

Dropbox Inc. and Blackboard Inc. Announces a Strategic Partnership

Dropbox and Blackboard Inc. announced a strategic partnership designed to make it easier for students and instructors to upload, share and collaborate on documents — increasing the productivity, security, and collaboration at universities around the world. The partnership, first of its kind for both companies, makes Dropbox Blackboard’s Premier Partner for collaboration, workflows, and storage. Dropbox’s integration with Blackboard will enable students and instructors to use one of the most powerful cloud collaboration platforms in the world alongside the industry’s leading learning management system (LMS). Users will be able to easily and securely access content stored in Dropbox directly from Blackboard Learn. The seamless integration is designed to simplify access to course material, save instructors and students time, and support greater campuswide collaboration.

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