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SafeMonk brings extra authentication to Dropbox for Business users

SafeNet has made its Dropbox encryption solution available to enterprise customers to give them extra peace of mind when it comes to using the service.

SafeMonk by SafeNet gives Dropbox enterprise customers peace of mind by providing an extra layer of authentication to the cloud storage service and adds to the consumer version of the product already release earlier in the year.

“SafeMonk for Enterprise enables CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, and other IT policy enforcers to say ‘yes’ to using Dropbox within their organisations,” said Chris Holland, Chief Monk, SafeMonk. “Organizations, including our parent company, SafeNet, which now uses SafeMonk for Enterprise, can take advantage of the simplicity and functionality of Dropbox while also keeping their sensitive data secure and under control.”

The solution is tapproof, meaning that neither SafeMonk nor Dropbox are able to gain access to the keys used to encrypt or decrypt files within SafeMonk. Keys are protected with users’ private and local keys meaning that should a system breach occur the keys are protected.

Using SafeMonk for Enterprise is easy with the IT administrator first creating an Enterprise SafeMonk account and then sanctioning certain privileges to the right employees. Once the app is downloaded to the employee’s device or computer an encrypted SafeMonk folder is created that can then be seamlessly integrated into Dropbox.

Administrators are able to track any content inside the folder, who is sharing it, provision and de-provision access depending on the status of the employee, and revoke access to users, folders and devices.

Dropbox for Business has been growing over the past year since changing from Dropbox for Teams and has implemented its own extra levels of security in that time. The admin control was redesigned that gives executives the chance to view the activity of individual team members or the group, set sharing controls, implement two-step verification, and reset employee passwords.