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:
This should be your first choice for accessing campus systems. 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.
This option is a great alternative to the CITES VPN. It can be used if the CITES VPN cannot connect. You can connect to this VPN by downloading the Aventail VPN client or log into the VPN through a web browser.
Follow these instructions to download the Aventail VPN application. Select your operating system under the Web interface section, and follow the download instructions.
To disconnect from the VPN, simply choose Log out in the upper right corner, and then exit the browser.