By Charlotte Pinckaers on Wednesday, 14 June 2017
As a Maastricht University student and employee, you may use SURFfilesender from now on. This file transfer service allows you to send and receive large files quickly, securely and easily. Unlike WeTransfer, with SURFfilesender you can send files for free even more securely and up to 500 GB! In addition, you decide who has access to your valuable files.
For every file format
SURFfilesender enables you to send extremely large files containing research data with ease. In addition, SURFfilesender is also perfect for smaller files, such as reports.
Sending and receiving
SURFfilesender also allows you to safely receive files from people outside the institution. Send the person in question an invitation to send you a file and it subsequently will be stored in the secure SURFfilesender environment.
Secure and reliable using encryption
Using SURFfilesender, your files are sent securely. The uploaded files are stored in the Netherlands for 21 days maximum. SURFfilesender is already secure; additionally, you as user can opt for extra security in the form of encryption. Files up to 250 MB can be sent encrypted. Using encryption, you send a ‘key’ to the recipient through a second channel, for example by telephone or text message. The recipient then enters the key to download the files. This way, you decide who has access to your valuable research data or other files.
Fast and user-friendly
SURFfilesender is extremely easy to use. You do not need to install anything in order to send and receive files. The only thing you and the recipient need is a modern browser. SURFfilesender is linked to SURFconext, allowing you to log in with ease using your own university account.
Would you like more information about SURFfilesender? Please visit www.surffilesender.en.
Need help? Please contact the ICT Service Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.