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5 Dropbox Security Warnings For Businesses
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sconaty
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sconaty,
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10/15/2013 | 8:22:26 PM
re: 5 Dropbox Security Warnings For Businesses
Another option is http://safeboxapp.com. It also encrypts encrypts your content before it is synced to the cloud by Dropbox.

Unlike some of the other tools mentioned in these comments, Safebox doesn't require you to setup an account (disclaimer, I am on the Safebox development team).
John @ FileCatalyst
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John @ FileCatalyst,
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11/20/2012 | 7:29:18 PM
re: 5 Dropbox Security Warnings For Businesses
The B2B file transfer solutions are usually branded under "Managed File Transfer".
There is a number of forums and groups that discuss these issues in depth. Take a look at the LinkedIn Managed File Transfer Group located here http://www.linkedin.com/groups...

There are many vendors that provide software solutions in this space, FileCatalyst is one of these vendors.
Jason Miller
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8/15/2012 | 4:21:09 PM
re: 5 Dropbox Security Warnings For Businesses
There are other options to use with Dropbox or any cloud service, like secreteSync to add an extra level of encryption, the above points are important- there are options to help protect what is placed in the storage.
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8/14/2012 | 6:25:57 PM
re: 5 Dropbox Security Warnings For Businesses
To be a proper business cloud service, security must be the fundamental building block in designing the product. Suggesting that you get that in the Dropbox for Teams product by simply adding a 3rd Party product like Okta for Active Directory integration, which adds further to the $800 cost, does not hold true. It provides authentication, but none of the important group policy functions used by IT departments.

Tony
www.exsafe.net
Claudius
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Claudius,
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8/14/2012 | 4:44:55 PM
re: 5 Dropbox Security Warnings For Businesses
Especially for part 4 (and of course for other reasons), it is important to make sure the files uploaded to Dropbox or other cloud storage services are client-side encrypted. Because even if the files will once be available to the public, the public won't be able to decrypt and use the files.
Our free tool cloudfogger ( http://www.cloudfogger.com ) provides that for al major cloud storage services.

Claudius from Cloudfogger


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