Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Dropbox is announcing today new enterprise-focused features to aid security and management. While the company’s Paper note-taking app is still in beta, Dropbox is enhancing the feature with tools that admins can use to monitor and control end users’ use of the app.
If organizations pay for Dropbox Business or Dropbox Enterprise, admins get access to new features: They can restrict sharing of Paper files to end users’ teams, add Paper to Dropbox’s audit log to monitor activity, sign in as individual users, delete or suspend users, and transfer accounts, according to a statement.
It’s reasonable for Dropbox to make the tool easier for companies to control, as competitors like Microsoft, which offers OneNote, also provide that ability. For the most part, Dropbox Paper has felt like something distinct from the core Dropbox app, which indeed has plenty of security and management features.
Sure enough, today Dropbox is adding features in those areas across the board. For one thing, Dropbox now lets admins look up more than 350 kinds of user activity to do fine-grained investigations of individual users. And admins at organizations paying for Dropbox Enterprise can prevent end users from using their personal Dropbox accounts while on certain networks.
A statement on the news is here.
Dropbox said it had more than 500 million registered users in March.