Box at Penn State

You’ve probably heard of cloud storage solutions such as Google Drive, Sky Drive, and Drop Box. However, the University does not recommend using these solutions for University business because of sensitive data, security concerns, and other issues. However, the University recently introduced a service called Box@PennState.

Box@PennState is a secure, cloud-based, commercial file storage service made possible due to a contract that Penn State has with Box. (Unlike other cloud storage services, the servers for Box@PennState are housed in the U.S. and managed by a PSU system administrator.) This service allows you to store many more types of University data in the cloud. And you can manage, access, and share your files from anywhere using your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

In addition to file storage, Box@PennState makes it easy to share files and collaborate with others within the University. You can also collaborate with people outside of Penn State as long as they have a Box account. Box@PennState is available to faculty, staff, and students. For more details about Box@PennState, please refer to the FAQ and Terms of Service.

For tutorials, visit the Box@PennState home page, click on Support from the menu, and then select Training. Or download the quick start guide from IT Training.