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GlobalProtect Replaces Pulse Secure for Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

May 2, 2019

Members of the campus community using IT’s VPN service to connect to the campus network can now switch to GlobalProtect, a more robust and secure solution, available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android.

If you currently use VPN, check with your IT support contact, if applicable, or use our instructions to download and install GlobalProtect before October 15, 2019. You may need to enroll in our two-step login process to use GlobalProtect.

UMass Amherst IT’s VPN service enables faculty, staff, and students to establish a secure connection to the campus network from off-campus and gain remote access to some campus servers. Our legacy VPN software, Pulse Secure, is scheduled to be retired later this year.