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Dropbox rebrands Business service, adds single sign-on

updated 08:23 am EDT, Thu April 11, 2013

Name change accompanied by new language options

Dropbox has rebranded its group-based offering, in order to pull in more corporate business. The change from 'Dropbox for Teams' to 'Dropbox for Business' comes at the same time as the cloud-based storage provider introduces a single sign-on feature, as well as overall support for five new languages.

Single Sign-On typically allows for a user to sign into one location, such as Active Directory, which in turn grants access to a number of applications, according to a company blog post. Typically, this will help normal users in a company by only requiring one set of log-in identification, instead of separate credentials for every system. Aside from Active Directory support, Dropbox is partnering with a number of identity providers, such as Okta and Centrify, to add the option for all Dropbox customers, with further support through other companies through the use of the industry-standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

Despite the name change and the new feature, the rest of Dropbox for Business remains the same. Teams can set up a joint Dropbox account with "as much storage as you need", starting from $795 per year for five licenses.

For both Business and individual accounts, Dropbox has added support for five languages: Polish, Russian, Indonesian, Malaysion, and both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Users of the application on Mac, PC, Linux, Android, and the website will see the new language options, with the iOS app also receiving it in the near future.



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