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.