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Dropbox NET+ Service Validation Kicks Off in January

Dec 14, 2015, by Andrew Keating
Tags: Dropbox for Education, Internet2 NET+

We are pleased to announce that Dropbox for Education is beginning NET+ Service Validation in January, 2016. Dropbox has long been a highly requested service for inclusion the NET+ portfolio of services. NET+ Dropbox for Education will join a growing number of content and collaboration tools within theNET+ Infrastructure and Platform Services portfolio.

The NET+ Dropbox for Education offering is being sponsored by Arizona State University and the servicevalidation team will include a large and diverse group of universities – representing large and small;public and private universities. The key steps of the service validation process include: functional validation; comprehensive security assessment; federated identity integration; network integration and testing; and completion of a business and customer agreement.

Dropbox for Education is a cloud-based file sync and share platform that empowers faculty, staff, and students to access their files anywhere, anytime, on any device. Enterprise-grade security, along with the ability to sign BAAs for HIPAA compliance, protects this powerful collaboration network. This provides organizations the administrative control and visibility they need to effectively manage data. With more than 300,000 apps on the Dropbox Platform — including higher education tools likeBlackboard, Turnitin and Papers — faculty and students can work together with the programs they're already using. For more information on Dropbox, see the Dropbox for Education website.

We will keep the community updated as the service validation progresses. In the meantime, for information about the service validation or comments and questions, please contact netplus@internet2.edu.