DoD SAFE (Secure Access File Exchange)
Published, August 16, 2019
DoD SAFE is a service to make it easy for you to exchange unclassified files up to 8.0 GB that can't be sent through email.
DoD SAFE is a web-based tool that provides authenticated DoD CAC users and guests (unauthenticated users) the capability to securely send and receive large files, including files that are too large to be transmitted via email.
Email messages with large attachments can wreak havoc on email servers and end-users' computers. Downloading such email messages can take hours on a slow Internet connection and block any sending or receiving of messages during that time. In some cases, the download will fail repeatedly, breaking the recipient's ability to receive mail at all. Also, Internet email clients add considerably to the size of the file being sent. For example, saving an Outlook message with an attachment adds up to 40% to the size of the file. To share files larger than 1MB, use DoD SAFE to temporarily make a file (or files) available to another user across the Internet, in a secure and efficient manner.
DoD SAFE has an ATO and is approved for transfer of FOR OFFICAL USE ONLY (FOUO), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Protected Health Information (PHI) data. DoD SAFE utilizes the latest web browser encryption transport protocols to secure files when they are in transit. Files uploaded into SAFE can be encrypted at rest if the sender selects the corresponding check box on the DoD SAFE site. DoD SAFE users are responsible for ensuring they encrypt FOUO, PII, and PHI data. DoD SAFE is for UNCLASSIFIED USE ONLY.