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Sharing Files Efficiently and Securely

Image of globe with files and laptops all around it.

UFIT now provides File-Express, a Web-based service that gets files to and from collaborators–on campus and around the world.

This service is approved by the University of Florida’s Privacy Office for use with files that contain restricted data, excluding Social Security Numbers, credit card numbers, and financial information as defined in the Data Classification Policy. (Files containing data types listed above cannot be shared on any file sharing service.)

“I think this is a very intuitive and easy to understand service,” said IFAS IT Director Dan Cromer, who was one of the early testers. “There are options, like Dropbox, that don’t provide a secure environment. File-Express gives people internal and external to the university a secure file sharing option.”

File-Express provides a great alternative to emailing mega-sized files, is simple to use, and open to everyone with a valid GatorLink ID. To use, go to the File-Express Web site, then: log in, create your folder, and upload your file and send the link to your collaborator, or send the link to your collaborator for his or her upload for you.

‘How to’ documentation is available online. Contact the UF Computing Help Desk for additional help using the File-Express service.

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