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Comparing Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst and Personal Box Accounts

Personal Box accounts

Personal Box accounts, available to the public, are not related to the Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst service. Anyone can have a Personal Box account; if you choose to create one, use a non-UMass Amherst email address and password of your choice.

You can share files from your Personal Box account to your Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account, being sure to follow appropriate security guidelines:

Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst accounts

Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst accounts are available to all current students, faculty, and staff.

Important:
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?
 

Differences between Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst and Personal Box accounts

Feature  Personal  UMass Amherst
File size upload limit 250 MB 15 GB
Available storage 10 GB Unlimited
Single sign-on integration   X
Password-protected sharing   X
Advanced collaboration features (e.g., full-text search, download stats and
tracking, version history)
  X
Administrative console and advanced features
  X
Enhanced enterprise logging features
  X
Contractual protections for sensitive data
  X

 

In some cases the file size upload limit can be 15 GB; for more about uploading large files, see What is the maximum file size I can upload to my Secure Online Storage at UMass Amherst account?

For more information on sensitive data, see Understand Sensitive Data at UMass Amherst

For more information on Personal Box accounts, see Box Plans & Pricing.

Note: In addition to Personal and Enterprise accounts, Box also provides corporate accounts for business. These are not related to your UMass Amherst account in any way.