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Secure Email/File Transfer

This service allows NIH users and customers to send large documents securely and confidentially over an SSL/encrypted connection.

In an effort to comply with the Federal Information and Security Management Act (FISMA) and continuously improve the security practices used at NIH, we have added an alternative method to the existing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption methods called the Secure Email/File Transfer Service (SEFT). This service allows NIH users to send and its customers to receive emails securely on a secure socket layer (SSL)/encrypted connection with or without large documents. Using the Secure Email/File Transfer Service ensures the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) and thoroughly secures all data and information being sent via email. SEFT also offers a level of non-repudiation and tracks correspondence history.

To register and use the service, please visit

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This page last reviewed: November 09, 2011