UTBox Cloud Data Storage Service

UT now offers Box Enterprise Service (UTBox) for all students, faculty and staff.  UTBox is a cloud hosted data storage service similar to Dropbox.  Unlike these other services, UTBox meets the security requirements for UT Category 1 data.  Dropbox and others do not and should not be used for UT data.

To get started with UT Box:

More in depth information is available at the following sites:

Box group folders may also be setup for departmental and research groups.  For more information, please contact your department IT staff or the Cockrell School IT Service Desk, service.desk@engr.utexas.edu.

There are a few uses that are not well suited for UTBox:

  • programmatic access - e.g. storing or retrieving real time data sets immediately to the server
  • direct mounting of file space - e.g. mapped drive
  • Database files like, Microsoft OneNote notebooks or Outlook .pst files.

Note: Box Sync may provide a work around in some of these situations



ITG Service Desk



ECJ 1.226

301 Dean Keeton

Austin, Texas 78712

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m.

Setting up VPN

Many of our services require the use of VPN. Instructions for setting up VPN are available on the ITG Wiki