VPN Connections

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a secure way to connect to campus systems from any off-campus location.  A campus VPN connection allows you to:

  • connect to the library's G drive, H drive, CMS, and other systems
  • encrypt data, such as passwords, sent over an unsecured wireless network
  • access Library electronic resources (Cisco VPN only)

Cisco VPN (AnyConnect)

Cisco VPN (AnyConnect) is replacing CITES VPN as the supported VPN system. Cisco VPN (AnyConnect) should be your first choice for accessing campus systems now. Follow the instructions to download and configure the client application, and from then on you just need to log into the client with your NetID to connect to the VPN.  More information about this VPN is available on the CITES website.

VPN options

Cisco VPN offers multiple VPN profiles for the level of access you need into University systems.

  • Access Library electronic resources:  Use the TunnelAll option when logging in to access e-resources without going through the proxy server.  You will be able to access the G drive, H drive and other Library and University systems as well.  Detailed instructions are provided by CITES.
  • For access to most Library and University systems but not electronic resources, select the Split Tunnel option when logging in.  Split Tunnel is the default log in option.

Problems connecting with the VPN?  Visit CITES VPN FAQ for additional help.