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  • Do you have a server for them to use?  If so, pick up a software package called "Easy File Sharing Web Server" - you can add SSL to it for security if you want, but it allows you to have a web-interface for uploading & downloading files with credentials etc.  Pretty neat & not too hard to set up

    http://www.sharing-file.com

     

    This is one that I have seen that passes regulatory requirements etc:

    http://www.sharefile.com

     

    Or there's always old-faithful:

    http://www.yousendit.com

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    • Do you have a server for them to use?  If so, pick up a software package called "Easy File Sharing Web Server" - you can add SSL to it for security if you want, but it allows you to have a web-interface for uploading & downloading files with credentials etc.  Pretty neat & not too hard to set up

      http://www.sharing-file.com

       

      This is one that I have seen that passes regulatory requirements etc:

      http://www.sharefile.com

       

      Or there's always old-faithful:

      http://www.yousendit.com

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    • yep, you send it works well. I don't use it all that often but it works well when i need it too.

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    • This is an interesting article I just found out about yousendit.com - I believe it only pertains to the paid version, but depending on your requirements, the paid version isn't that bad:

      http://www.law.com/jsp/lawtechnologynews/PubArticleLTN.jsp?id=1202436241384&Law_Firm_Secures_File_Transfer_With_YouSendIt

       

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    • Rusty, thanks for the quick response. No server on site but they the way they are growing it may happen in the next 6 months.

      That is best about your reply is the link for www.sharing-file.com this one will work for another client of mine in the Oil and Gas industry that has files they need to share with employees offsite

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    • Yeah, we use Easy File Sharing Web Server every day & couldn't live without it for our global operations!  The only issue is that our users are great at uploading, but suck at deleting!

      I actually set up some of the upload folders so that they are in the INETPUB directory of the server - they they know that once they upload something with the uploader site, they can just give a link of https://domainname\uploads\username\filename.ext to the recipient.

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    • You could also try Windows Live skydrive:

      http://skydrive.live.com/

       

      You get 25GB of free storage to share files with people, it states that it has password protection also. I would imagine that it is secure anyway. Also it may be that your office will be more familiar with Windows Live and already have accounts, or you could create a new one for everyone to access or something like that.

      It's free by the way.

       

      Hope that helps!

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    • If you have VMWare, you can download a free copy of Accellion Green - it's a free (for 25 registered sender accounts) secure file transfer web appliance.  It can send a large file (I've sent 2Gb files before) and it has complete logging and download verification.  It works like a champ.

      The appliance only works under VMWare ESXi or Server (both are free). 

      http://www.accellion.com/virtual-greenex.html

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    • I know I'm late to this party, but you may want to check out Web File Transfer from Seeybash Software http://www.seebaysh.com/. It installs on IIS5 and 6 and we have used it for a little over a year now. It transfers files up to 2GB, and a recently added feature lets you send email links to files to clients so they can dowload without ever having to create an account on the system. One of our clients, a large Insurance company, had their IT folks test if for security and it passed with flying colors.

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    • Thanks for the post.  This is a subject area where we've been having a few headaches, but have always worked around it.  Looking at the file share software mentioned, at first glance it might make our lives easier.

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    • I know I may be late into the ballgame to reply to this. I am an IT Manager for a law firm in Lexington KY and we use NetDocuments to transfer files to other clients and then if we want some organization to the file structure of the documents specifically for real estate closings and the like, we use V-Rooms.

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    • If you want to brand it with your own firms details etc for that extra personal touch try the File Transfer Appliance from Allardsoft http://www.allardsoft.com.  Dead easy to install in to a virtual environment or hosted by Amazon, ties neatly into AD, has full encryption via SSL, full access logging for compliance.  We use it to great effect, impresses our clients.

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    • Dropbox?

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    • Allardsoft FileTransfer is a really decent product. I second the "dead easy to install" part. Very easy for your end users to use as well. I've been using it for nearly a month now, and it has already dramatically reduced network throughput and mailbox sizes in Exchange. Good AD and Exchange integration. Very low cost to license compared to similar products.

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