VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a system that allows an organization to access internal networks and computers over the Internet, using encrypted tunnels to ensure that data cannot be accessed without authorization.
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides this service for remote users to access campus network resources such as Windows File Servers and restricted services that are only accessible while on campus.
Note: The campus VPN does not currently work with work on the 64-bit version of iOS7 devices. iPads and other non-64-bit platforms running iOS7 appear to work. Currently only the iPhone 5s may not be compatible.
Before you can use the VPN service, there is one important requirement. The iPad must be synchronized to a PC or Mac that has iTunes installed and logged in to a new or active iTunes account in order to download and install the Cisco AnyConnect software (free) from the App Store.
Note: An iTunes account requires credit card information.
After fulfilling the above requirements, log on to your wireless network (whether at home or on campus). Once you're connected to the internet, the following steps can be followed to access the campus VPN service.