Public file sharing, also known as ad-hoc file transfer or person-to-person file transfer, allows a user to take any file or folder and generate a unique, time-limited, public link to that item and share it with anyone.
The user can optionally password protect a public share link so that access to the link requires a password. The administrator can mandate this requirement if they wish.
In addition, public folder shares can be granted upload permission as well. This will allow anyone with access to the link to upload files or folders to the public share. The administrator must grant this permission for the user’s folders before a folder can be publicly shared and allow uploads.
Benefits over email include:
- Administrators have visibility and control over the data moving into and out of the business.
- Large attachments won’t burden email servers or exceed mailbox quotas.
- Files are transferred with strong encryption and can be password protected.
- Increased productivity. No more wasted time figuring out how to send a file to someone.