Accellion Kiteworks upgrade begins 11/14 for FAS

November 5, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, November 14th, Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) will transition our Secure File Transfer tool from Accellion to Accellion Kiteworks for the FAS community. The Kiteworks tool provides secure file transfer for files up to and including Level 4 data, that are very large in size or have unique file types. The policies for storing Level 4 data are not changing. Level 4 data security policies can be found at Information and examples of level 4 data can be found at  

With Secure File Transfer, powered by Accellion Kiteworks, you can expect:
  • A simple, easy to use tool accessible by web, Window’s Outlook add-in or smartphones

  • Consolidated service, managed by HUIT for the Harvard Community

  • Single and secure sign-on with HarvardKey/Duo

Additional information will be sent directly to frequent users of the service next week with instructions on how to access the new Kiteworks tool and where to go for documentation and help. The new tool is accessible via a web browser for both Window’s and MAC devices at There is no account setup-required and authentication is with HarvardKey credentials.


For more information on Harvard Secure File Transfer, visit our Service Catalog and our Knowledge Based Articles. Our Getting Started Guide may be of particular interest

For help, contact the HUIT Service desk at 5-7777, the HUIT Service Portal or request Productivity Coaching.