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Introducing CyBox: Cloud-Based File Storage and Sharing

This news item expired June 1, 2013. It may contain out-of-date information.

A new, cloud-based option for storing and sharing files is now available to Iowa State students, faculty, and staff. It's free and it's secure. Students can store up to 25GB on CyBox, ISU's version of Box.com; faculty and staff limits can be raised to 50GB for no additional charge. Unlike other popular storage sites, CyBox meets university policy for security and privacy.

Files can be accessed from anywhere, including mobile devices, using your ISU Net-ID and password. Selected files from the user's desktop can be saved on CyBox and backed up automatically.

You can also use CyBox to share files. Mike Lohrbach, Senior Systems Analyst with Information Technology Services, says that sharing via CyBox instead of email reduces traffic and storage load on the email servers. Also, CyBox stores each version of a shared file, which lets you access and revert to previous versions. If you're more comfortable with Outlook, you can send CyBox files as a link within an Outlook message rather than through the CyBox communication tools.

More information about the CyBox service can be found on the File Storage service page. Read more about this project on the IT Horizon CyBox article.