Dropbox security architecture

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How does Dropbox for Business protect your data? [Whitepaper]


Published on June 30, 2014

Ask people what security means to them, and you’ll likely get a number of different answers. An end user might mention two-step verification. An IT admin might say control and visibility. A CIO might talk about encryption in transit and at rest. And a CISO might define it in terms of compliance.

Clearly security is a complex and multi-faceted topic, and it’s one we take very seriously. As with any company you entrust with your information, you should know what Dropbox does to keep your data safe and secure.

As part of that effort, we published a security whitepaper that covers everything from our back-end architecture to the product’s security features to even our internal information security controls.

For example, we illustrate all the aspects of the Dropbox architecture, so you can understand how everything works together to protect your data:


In addition to discussing each of those architectural layers in depth, the whitepaper covers admin and user management features, compliance, network security, API permissions, physical security, reliability, encryption, and much more.

Ready for more on Dropbox for Business security? Read the full security whitepaper here.