The Dropbox Security add-on

Updated Jun 13, 2024
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The Security add-on can be purchased by teams on Dropbox Standard or Business. The features in the Security add-on are automatically included with Dropbox Advanced, Business Plus, and Enterprise.

The Dropbox Security add-on provides teams with an extra layer of security by detecting suspected ransomware, classifying personal information, and alerting admins of suspicious activity.
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Dropbox Security add-on features

Ransomware detection

Ransomware detection helps prevent malicious ransomware attacks from spreading by detecting suspicious activity early. Admins can manage ransomware detection alerts in the admin console.

Learn about ransomware detection.

Data classification

Data classification helps teams stay compliant with corporate and government regulations by allowing admins to automatically track and report on personal information stored in team folders, team member folders, and shared folders, such as: credit card, passport, bank account, and social security numbers.

Learn about data classification.

Security alerts

With security alerts, admins will receive email notifications whenever suspicious behavior, risky activity, and potential data leaks are detected.

Learn about security alerts.

How to get the Security add-on

The Security add-on is available to purchase for Dropbox Standard teams. 

To purchase the Security add-on:

  1. Log in to with your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin console in the left sidebar.
  3. Click Billing in the left sidebar.
  4. Click Add next to Security add-on in the Available add-ons section.
  5. Click Confirm.

You’ll be charged for the add-on as soon as you purchase, at a prorated amount. On your next billing period, your subscription cost will include the full price of the add-on.

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