Dropbox throws another bone to the enterprise

New panel, controls give admins greater leverage

File-sharing services provider Dropbox has been steadily adding features to its offerings to make them more palatable to corporate users concerned with reliability. The latest of these, reports Ted Samson at InfoWorld, are a new administrator panel and sharing controls for Dropbox for Teams.

The company's most recent effort to lure corporate users targets administrators who are charged with managing, monitoring, controlling and securing file-sharing activity. The new panel lets admins remove or add team members and keep an eye on their usage, web sessions, linked devices, linked third-party apps and verification status. If they don't like the web sessions, apps or devices that they find, they can terminate them. What's more, they can create reports on team-wide activities.

New sharing controls let admins decide which users can share folders and links beyond the team, and they can also set different folder privacy levels for teams. To keep tabs on transactions and billing history, Dropbox for Teams now lets admins track activity via an Account tab.

For more:
- see Ted Samson's article at InfoWorld

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