Gartner Magic Quadrant for EFSS 2016 graph, showing Dropbox in Leader quadrant


Dropbox named a Leader in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for EFSS


Published on July 21, 2016

Dropbox has created one of the most powerful collaboration platforms in the world. We help more than 500 million registered users and nearly 200,000 business customers, including 52% of the Fortune 500, to work better together and be more productive. Today we’re excited to announce that Dropbox was named as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS).” We’re proud to be recognized as a Leader, and this recognition underscores our company vision, product innovation, and our commitment to helping drive customer success. As a leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner provides insight that helps senior IT and business leaders across the globe make informed decisions.
“EFSS offerings enable modern user productivity and collaboration scenarios for the creation of a digital workplace.”
—Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing, Monica Basso, Jeffrey Mann, Karen Hobert, 21 July 2016.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors within a particular market segment based on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that vision. So what does it mean to be a Leader? According to the report, Gartner defines Leaders as providing “mature offerings that meet market demand. They have demonstrated the vision necessary to sustain their market positions as requirements evolve. The hallmark of Leaders is that they focus and invest in their offerings to lead the market and affect its overall direction.” Here’s where we believe we excel:
  • File sync: We offer best-in-class sync with a higher success rate across multiple devices and platforms, and customers tell us that Dropbox syncs faster and has a higher sync success rate than other solutions.
  • Developer network: We have a large network of technology partners, with over 500 billion calls on our API per year, thanks to the Dropbox developer ecosystem.
  • User experience: Customers around the world including Aller Media, Condé Nast Britain, Ecolab, Expedia, HPE, Lagardère Active, NASDAQ, News Corp, and Under Armour love using Dropbox because of our simple, user-centric design. And we're providing them with the productivity and collaboration features they need, such as deep product integrations with Adobe and Microsoft Office 365, as well as native tools like the Dropbox badge and document scanning.
  • Security and compliance: Keeping information safe and secure is a top priority for Dropbox. We’ve built a solution with the robust security needed to thrive in the enterprise and our product easily integrates with a broad ecosystem of security partners. Our many certifications, including ISO 27001 and ISO 27018, and our HIPAA compliance support, are testaments to that.
We’re honored to be recognized by Gartner as a leader in this rapidly growing and highly competitive global market. We continue to accelerate the pace of innovation at Dropbox. We’re focused on building products that meet the needs of end users and their IT admins equally well. And it’s working—we’re now free cash flow positive and an industry leader with almost 200,000 Dropbox Business customers. For more information, you can download a copy of the Gartner report and visit the Gartner Peer Insights page for Dropbox customer reviews.
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