Dropbox for Business to get mobile management boost

Applications are on the way from partners including AirWatch and MobileIron

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Security remains a big concern for businesses considering cloud storage, but Dropbox hopes to further calm their fears by integrating its service with enterprise mobile management products.

Dropbox for Business users will get the new EMM capability via upcoming applications from partners including AirWatch and MobileIron, resulting in safer mobile device access, Dropbox said Tuesday.

EMM will be enabled through the Dropbox for Business API, launched late last year to help companies integrate the cloud storage service into their core IT processes. Dropbox has since expanded the API access with features such as tools for managing groups and shared folders.

Enterprise integrations from AirWatch and MobileIron will become available to customers in the coming months, and there are others in the works from Okta, Centrify and EMM Knox.

Both Box and Dropbox have taken steps over the past few months to improve the security of their cloud storage services for enterprise users.

Just recently, for example, Dropbox was certified as compliant with ISO guidelines on how it guards personally identifiable information. It has also made it easier for IT administrators to require two-step verification for account access.

Box, meanwhile, has bolstered its own security efforts by acquiring BYOD security firm Subspace and by rolling out Box Enterprise Key Management, a tool designed to give businesses the ability to maintain exclusive control over their encryption keys.

Late last year, Box unveiled EMM capabilities as well.

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