Using the VPN allows a connection to the University's network from anywhere with an Internet connection. For instructions on installing and using VPN, visit the VPN AnyConnect User Guide.
In order to create this secure access it is first necessary to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN). It is “virtual” because it does not rely on a direct connection and it is “private” because it keeps the data secure from other public internet communications.
Note: Because you are connecting over the public internet, the speed of your connection depends on the internet service provider through which you connect.
Traffic Encryption Policy
The purpose of the VPN service is to provide a secure way to communicate with campus computing resources, rather than general Internet connectivity. After you establish your VPN session, data traffic to campus networks and some campus services (for example, Library journal resources) is encrypted.
There is no cost for this service as it is provided by CCS.