Secure file sharing

Streamline collaboration and protect your files

Easily share files and folders with anyone

With your content in the cloud, file sharing is as easy as creating a link or sharing directly from Box. Share any size file, from zipped folders to large raw images to videos, with anyone inside or outside your enterprise. Eliminate large email attachments and the security issues they create. And with Box, you can preview 120+ file types including Word, Excel, PDF, Zip, and PSD — without downloading a single file.

Anytime, anywhere access

File sharing in the cloud creates flexibility in the way you share and view both small and large online files. Box allows you to send all types of files from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, from iOS to Android. The recipient of your file can preview, edit, comment, send, or download on any device, too — with or without a Box account.

Get everyone on the same page

A shared workspace in the cloud makes file sharing seamless, so you and those you work with both inside and outside your organization can quickly collaborate on your most important work. Centralized cloud storage also helps you avoid version control issues, so you always have the latest version on hand and can prevent edits to the wrong online file. With Box as a cloud backup, any time anyone makes a change to a shared file, those updates will automatically sync for everyone.

Secure, compliant file sharing

Leveraging a cloud solution like Box prevents data leakage and enables tighter control over online file sharing. With seven different permission levels and the ability to manage folder and file permissions, you can ensure your files are always in the right hands. Create expiration dates on shared files, enable optional password protection, and set link controls such as “people with the link,” “people in your company,” or “invited people only.” Box is also compliant with regulations like HIPAA, FedRAMP, and FINRA, so your content will stay in compliance no matter the context. 

The benefits of the Content Cloud

Box offers far more than just file sharing services. You get a single place to share, manage, and govern all your content, helping streamline and speed up processes. Box connects with all the apps you already use, so while your content is protected in the cloud, your users can still work in their preferred tools. And Box makes collaboration easy with both internal users and external partners. It’s called the Content Cloud — and it’s a simple, secure way to bring all your people, information, and applications together.

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