Dropbox for Business has released a security-focused update that features improved admin controls and shared folder capabilities, marking the latest stage in its ongoing bid to dominate the enterprise online storage and collaboration market.
The updated controls add a variety of features, including the ability to require two-factor authentication from corporate users and "tiered admin roles".
"With tiered admin roles, day-to-day responsibilities can be delegated by assigning one of three distinct roles to each admin," explained Dropbox.
The feature makes it easier for admins to grant users rights on a temporary basis as and when needed.
The update also adds improved Microsoft integration services, including a new installer and Active Directory connector.
"We're also introducing an enterprise installer that lets admins automate the deployment of Dropbox for Business remotely to any Windows desktop machine," explained Dropbox.
"We're also integrating Dropbox for Business with Active Directory. Our new Active Directory connector, now being released in beta to select customers, will help simplify provisioning and accelerate deployment."
Dropbox UK country manager, Mark van der Linden, said the new services are based on customer feedback and are a key step in the firm's enterprise expansion plans.
"This is a major milestone for Dropbox for Business - we're making a step change to ensure we help businesses be the best place to get work done," he said.
"We listened to our customers and we're delivering the changes they need most in the areas of security, administration and integration. Dropbox is innovating at a rapid pace because we're committed to boosting productivity and collaboration for the UK's businesses."
In May, Dropbox for Business was awarded ISO 27018 cloud security certification by EY CertifyPoint in recognition of its efforts to bolster its security features.
And back in March, it launched a "badge" cloud collaboration tool for business users, alongside a preview "comments" feature to help bolster its collaboration capabilities.
In April, competitor Box released a security-focused Developer Edition of its platform designed to help app makers create and distribute enterprise-ready products faster.
In February, Box launched a beta Enterprise Key Management (EKM) encryption service for security-conscious customers.
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