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Are Files and Data Safe Using Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst?

Important: Before you begin using your Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account, be sure to revise your settings according to How do I securely set up my Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account?

Box adheres to industry standards for security at every level and commits extensive resources to the design, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of its security infrastructure, including:

  • Data encryption
  • Administrative auditing
  • Password policy enforcement and AD/LDAP integration
  • Role-based access controls
  • Password- and time-based file sharing

Additionally, all files are encrypted and stored on servers in the United States. Redundant encrypted copies of the files are stored as backups on servers at a different geographical location in the United States. Per the Internet2 NET+ contract with Box, data stored in Box, including user information, cannot be "data mined", nor may it be shared with any third party.

For more, see Box's Powerful Tools for Your IT Department.

If you have questions about Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst security, contact

Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst can be used for storing or sharing most types of university data, using certain additional security measures, including some data that that is considered sensitive data. For specific information see Understand Sensitive Data at UMass Amherst. For information about the different types of sensitive data see Data Classification at UMass Amherst.  For information about what data can be stored in Box, see What types of data are appropriate for my Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account?