SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dropbox today announced the upcoming availability of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), an important capability for Dropbox for Business customers. Offered through upcoming partner solutions, EMM will allow businesses to give their employees safe access to mobile devices for work through trusted partner applications. Partners including AirWatch and MobileIron have already committed to enterprise integrations, which will be available to customers in the coming months.
Dropbox will offer EMM through partner integrations via the Dropbox for Business API, which helps companies seamlessly integrate Dropbox for Business into their core IT processes. The company launched the Dropbox for Business API with 20 industry-leading partners in December 2014. Recent updates to the API include key enhancements for enterprise — including the recent addition of capabilities for managing groups and shared folders.
"Companies of all sizes continue to embrace Dropbox for Business because it’s the best place to get work done together - no matter what device you’re using," said Rob Baesman, head of product for Dropbox for Business. “EMM represents an important step for our customers that need to bolster mobile security and keep company information safe without impacting the Dropbox experience they know and love.”
To support the mobile platforms that companies and individuals use most, Dropbox is working with a number of key EMM partners. One way Dropbox is doing this is by embracing open standards, which allows the company to meet the needs of customers in many global geographies. For example, Dropbox is joining AirWatch in their effort to standardize public applications and development in the enterprise with ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise), an open standard approach for managing and securing apps deployed via EMM solutions.
“The next decade of business mobility will be driven by apps that are consumer simple, enterprise secure,” said Noah Wasmer, vice president of product management, End-User Computing, VMware. “Dropbox and AirWatch by VMware share this passion, and we are thrilled to be working closely with the Dropbox team to accelerate the adoption ACE open standards. Together we can arrive at the vision of securely and simply deploying enterprise applications to workers, enabling them to embrace business mobility instantly.”
In addition to its support of open standards, Dropbox is teaming with MobileIron to integrate with their platform. MobileIron combined with Dropbox for Business will allow IT to secure and manage devices, apps and Dropbox content providing end-users with instant access to corporate data on a device of their choice.
“Mobile is becoming the primary computing platform for our customers who want to transform their businesses and real-time access to content is critical. Our customers need to be able to offer their teams secure immediate access to their work and data from any device,” said Jesse Lindeman, Vice President of Product, MobileIron. “Dropbox for Business is an essential tool part of how many organizations of all sizes get work done on the go, so we’re delighted to be working with Dropbox on this integration.”
Dropbox will also partner with leading vendors like Okta, Centrify, and Knox EMM to build a robust EMM ecosystem that will support mobile platforms including Apple iOS and Google Android for Work.
“Dropbox is continuing to execute on its Dropbox for Business API strategy, enabling best-of-breed integrations and customer choice of solutions,” said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “The addition of EMM integrations will enable Dropbox to extend its EFSS capabilities to a broader set of organizations and customer use cases that need secure enterprise mobile management."
Over 100,000 companies rely on Dropbox for Business to securely store and share their most important company information, including major organizations like Hyatt, News Corp, Under Armour, and Yahoo!. To learn more about how the Dropbox for Business API can benefit your organization, check out our security and administration integrations.
For more information about Dropbox for Business, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/business
- Dropbox for Business website
- Dropbox Platform integrations
- Dropbox for Business blog post
- API documentation for developers
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