Montana State University

MSU IT Center

Renne Library Commons
P.O. Box 173240
Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
406-994-1777 |

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

Chief Security Officer

Rich Shattuck

Secure File Storage

Secure file servers provide a safe way to store sensitive information such as social security numbers, student records, or other personally identifiable data on the network. Storing sensitive information on individual computers or on off-campus servers like Google Docs is not appropriate and may be a violation of FERPA regulation.


The IT Center provides a secure file server known as for the storage and sharing of sensitive data. Appropriate and reasonable use of Knox is free for MSU-Bozeman Faculty and Staff. Contact the IT Center Helpdesk at 994-1777 or email to request a Knox folder.

For more information about Knox, go to Knox FAQ.