2024 NREN FileSender deployment map update

We attempt to keep track of the deployed footprint of the FileSender software, especially in the R&E community and have just updated the FileSender R&E deployment map. According to our data from May 2024 there are 45 countries in the world in which National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) provide a FileSender service to their national R&E communities. All these countries are shown on the NREN FileSender deployment maps below.

Known NREN FileSender installations in the world (May 2024)

At the regional level, the FileSender service is offered by GÉANT in Europe, RedCLARA in Latin America and UbuntuNet Alliance in South and East Africa. At the institutional level, there are known FileSender services offered by universities in Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Japan and Spain.

Known NREN FileSender installations in Europe (May 2024)

FileSender is open source software to deliver a service for easy and secure transfer of large files through a trusted intermediary, often the NREN. The sender has full control over who receives and can access the files (through authentication of users) and for which period of time – as it should be. With privacy, data security and digital sovereignty high on the agenda of both organizations and individuals, the FileSender open source web application provides a secure, trustworthy and transparent way for sharing large files.

We create the deployment map using MapChart, based on the list of the currently known FileSender installations available in the FileSender development documents on GitHub. Mainly listed here are NREN services provided to a national R&E community, but we are also aware of installations offered by regional RENs, universities, medical institutions, legal sector organisations and governmental entities.

If you are running a FileSender installation, both within and outside the R&E community, not included in our list, please add it yourself to the known installations on GitHub using a pull-request, or let us know by sending an email directly to the FileSender Board (of course in case we can make its existence public).