Virtual Private Networking (VPN) client software creates a secure connection between your computer and the UMass Amherst network. VPN clients encrypt all data passed between your computer and destinations within UMass, making it very difficult for data to be intercepted and read.
UMass Amherst Information Technology is currently working on implementing Global Protect as the new VPN service. Pulse Secure is currently scheduled to be retired in summer 2019.
Check with your IT administrator before installing the Global Protect VPN client.
Grad students: Request VPN access