SOURCE: Adallom


June 03, 2015 08:00 ET

Adallom Integrates With Dropbox for Business to Protect Confidential Data in the Cloud

Comprehensive Visibility, Governance and Threat Protection Now Available for Dropbox Deployments

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2015) - Cloud access security broker Adallom today announced integration with Dropbox for Business, allowing corporate IT to protect confidential data in the cloud.

The partnership directly addresses enterprise data security and compliance concerns by providing Dropbox for Business customers with visibility into and control over confidential and high-value company data shared and stored within Dropbox. Integration with Adallom allows Dropbox administrators to govern application usage, address compliance mandates, enable data security and protect users from threats in real-time.

"Dropbox for Business is all about simplifying the way people and companies work together. Adallom's integration with Dropbox for Business seamlessly delivers governance and security controls for data in the cloud without impacting the user experience people know and love," said Patrick Heim, Head of Trust and Security for Dropbox.

"Adding Dropbox for Business to the growing list of Adallom-supported SaaS applications continues our momentum in a cloud market desperate for real security and management," Yinon Costica, Adallom VP of Products. "Dropbox's large and rapidly growing user base will benefit from Adallom's enterprise security features. The Adallom for Dropbox deployment will be completely seamless to users but CISOs benefit from the visibility, governance and protection of data in the cloud, in addition to proactive research from Adallom Labs, the leading SaaS security research team."

Adallom's governance and security controls for Dropbox for Business include the following:

  • Monitor usage - Gain visibility into usage of Dropbox for Business, including which users are accessing the services, how they are accessing, and the files being shared. Reduce the attack surface by identifying high-risk privileged users and zombie accounts.
  • Address audits and certifications - Identify files with sensitive content, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers or proprietary corporate data, and monitor access to them to address compliance mandates like HIPAA, PCI or Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX)
  • Implement granular access control - Block or restrict access to Dropbox for Business based on user, role, IP, or devices. Unmanaged device access can be restricted to specific activities, folder or file access.
  • Enable data security - Encrypt and enable information rights management (IRM) for sensitive files and documents that are downloaded to un-managed personal devices (BYOD) or shared with 3rd parties like partners.
  • Prevent threats - Detect anomalies and advanced cloud threats using the proven combination of SmartEngine™ heuristics and Adallom Labs. More than 74 different variables are used to set the baseline for normal usage within an enterprise.
  • Extensibility to existing security products - Extend Adallom cloud activities and events to security analytics products and SIEM products like HP ArcSight, FireEye Threat Analytics Platform and others. Integrate with existing DLP classification and network access control (NAC) solutions.

For more information about Adallom's support for Dropbox, please visit To learn more about Dropbox for Business, please visit

About Adallom
Founded in 2012 by cyber defense veterans, Adallom, a 2014 Gartner Cool Vendor, is a cloud access security broker which delivers visibility, governance and protection for cloud applications. Its innovative platform is simple to deploy, seamless to users, and is available as a SaaS-based or on-premises solution. Powered by SmartEngine™ advanced heuristics and backed by an elite cybersecurity research team, Adallom makes it easy to protect data in the cloud. For more information, visit or follow @adallom.

About Dropbox
Dropbox's mission is to build a home for everyone's most important information and bring it to life. We make it easy for millions of people at home and at work to access, share, and collaborate on their files so they can be more productive. For more information, please visit

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