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"How Safe is ""Free"" for Big File Transfers?"

We use the Internet so much it's easy to assume all applications are safe. But when it comes to free, you need to pay attention. Transferring big files at Citrix ShareFile isn't free, but it is safe. Security is one of those things you take for granted until it's breached. Then free doesn't matter so much.

Transfer, share or email 5 GB files with ease

Email is the way most people share files. Simply add an attachment and click send. But for bigger files, even with increasing amounts of available bandwidth, attachments have limitations. Files spin in your outbox and never get sent.

Free file transfers

You go to a website that says "Transfer Files for Free." Some of these applications ask you to import your contacts. Try to find the privacy policy to see what will be done with those email addresses.

Others pay for "free" by placing banner ads on their sites. If you're OK with that for personal file sharing, great. But for businesses, it's not the most professional approach.

ShareFile instead

All the free sites tell you how secure they are, but they don't always tell you that means. We're happy to share. Your files are stored in SSAE 16 audited data centers and transferred using AES 256-bit encryption and SSL/TLS protocols.

Files and folders have 25 customizable security settings and that's really important for regulated information, like health records or legal files. But even in construction, sharing CAD files of a development may not be regulated, but they're certainly confidential. 

Email encryption

When you use ShareFile, you're sharing files in the cloud. You can set permissions to allow someone to view the file online or you can email a link (instead of an attachment). There are all kinds of ways to control access, including industry-specific tools, for accountants, lawyers, manufacturers and even real estate agents.

Plus you don't need change your email or how you get it. We offer a simple plugin for Outlook and one for Gmail. Without any disruption, your emails are encrypted at the highest standards. If your company is currently using unencrypted email, it's another security tool we offer with your account.

Unlimited Support

At ShareFile, you get real people who have real answers. Our support team is U.S. based — no offshore call centers. We provide toll-free phone support, email support and have plenty of video tutorials to help you get started.

If you get pulled into big, flashing pay-per-click ads, saying "Transfer Big Files Free! 5GB!" — it's up to you to decide whether or not it's a good deal. But if you're a business — large or small — sign up for a free 30-day trial.

See how easy it see to manage and share large files securely, without ads or spam.

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