Send Files Securely

Why are we offering secure file sending services?

Email exchanged between a Princeton University email account and one managed by any organization outside of the Princeton network is insecure. The message and attachments passing between the sender's and recipient's email systems are in a form that can be read by anyone with access to the computers through which the email travels.


Email exchanged exclusively among Princeton University email accounts is afforded a higher level of security. Each message is encrypted as it travels from the sender to the University's email server and from the University's email server to the recipient. But there is a catch, since Princeton allows any email user to forward University email to an off-campus email account, your message to a Princeton email account may actually leave the campus, potentially being delivered insecurely to a non-Princeton account, e.g., GMail, Yahoo mail, etc.

 
To ensure that a file being sent to a non-Princeton email address will be transferred securely, or if you want to provide additional security for files you need to transfer to someone within Princeton, we offer several secure file sharing options.

What are my secure file sharing options at Princeton?

Use the following diagram to determine the best option for your specific scenario, and click the corresponding links below the diagram for step-by-step instructions.

 

options when sending secure emails - see table below for full content

 

Instructions for Sending Files:

 

 

FAQs for Secure File Sharing 

Name of Service

Can I create a sharing restriction policy?

What size files can I send?

Can this protect against secondary sharing of files?

Can I share files outside of the University?

Can I use this service to transfer Restricted information?

SecureSend

No

Up to 130GB

No

Yes

Yes

Office 365 Message Encryption

No

Less than 150MB

No

Yes

Yes

Azure Information Protection

Yes

Unlimited

Yes

Yes

Yes